Random music news for Saturday, March 31, 2018

Today’s music news comes to you from an airport lounge in Tapei where it was March 31, 2018, before it was at home.

  1. The secret to Michael Jackson’s moonwalk revealed–by an MJ impersonator, too.
  2. Can this app really make cheap earbuds sound like studio-quality headphones? Maybe.
  3. Bell Media has bought a big chunk of Toronto’s Pinewood Studios.
  4. Got a senior dog? Maybe he/she could benefit from some video games. Seriously.
  5. Traveling to the US? Ready to turn over your social media history at the border?
  6. Going to Coachella? Watch out for security drones.
  7. Sunrise Records has been named the official retailer of Canadian Music Week 2018.
  8. Apparently, Drake is a “kale god.”
  9. Could Toronto’s now-closed Silver Dollar venue get a heritage designation? Maybe.
  10. Bon Jovi wrote a note so a kid could get out of school for an interesting reason.
  11. A James Taylor pop-up book?
  12. Is Apple Music more popular than Spotify? Let’s take a look at that claim.
  13. Good advice: How to set the right ticket price for your concert or event.
  14. The soundtrack for the new Spielberg movie, Ready Player One, is loaded with classic rock.

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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