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Published on May 18th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, May 18, 2019

And how is your long weekend so far? Need some music news for May 18, 2019?

  1. The Eurovision finals are on today in Tel Aviv! Here’s what you need to know about the universe’s most batshit crazy music competition.
  2. These are my weekend music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  3. After all the drama and legal issues, no one’s going to invest in Woodstock 50, right? Well, yes, actually…
  4. Marilyn Manson is going to make an appearance in a new HBO series about a pope.
  5. Here are ten trends that will continue to shape the music industry.
  6. British music publications NME and Uncut have been sold to a Singapore-based company.
  7. This UK festival has banned selfie sticks and has asked attendees to put down their phones and just enjoy the music.
  8. Play a bar or a house concert? Here are the reasons why your band might want to do the latter.
  9. More raves for the Elton John biopic, Rocketman.
  10. Bad news for anyone hoping for a new album from System of a Down.
  11. And the bad press keeps coming for R Kelly. There’s been another serious allegation.
  12. This is a weird music-related Airbnb, don’t you think?
  13. These new wireless earbuds might be the biggest challenge to Apple’s AirPods–and they’re from Apple!
  14. More discussion on the rise of AI in art. Should artists panic? No.
  15. Google Translate seems to have figured out dialects.
  16. Want to make your music sound like it’s being played from a scratchy vinyl record? Use this plug-in.



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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