Random music news for Saturday, March 10, 2018

On this day in 1977, we discovered rings around Uranus. Stop giggling. Here’s music news for March 10, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
  2. Tegan & Sara will be presented with a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in June.
  3. Chester Bennington’s widow has a request for fans on how to honour what would have been his 42nd birthday.
  4. There is a war raging between Spotify and Apple.
  5. Musicians can now post tweet-like messages that will show up in Google search results.
  6. Study: False news spreads faster on Twitter than real nows.
  7. Now Warner has signed a licensing deal with Facebook. More evidence that Facebook is planning to jump into music streaming?
  8. Feeling sad about the end of The NME’s print run? Read this and this.
  9. Feeling cheated about the Smashing Pumpkins almost-but-not-quite reunion? Read this.
  10. Interesting question: Is music a human right?
  11. Are you a fan of Kate Bush? Then take a look at this playlist.
  12. This non-Canadian website is very impressed with Toronto’s music scene.
  13. Bon Iver’s manager is running for Congress.
  14. Writing about music sucks but you should do it anyway.”
  15. This isn’t good: layoffs at Gibson Guitars.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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