Random music news for Saturday, May 25, 2019

It might be Memorial Day Weekend in America, but there’s still music news to discuss for May 25, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. Which music services pay out the best to artists? This chart explains everything.
  3. “AirPods, explained.”
  4. If you bought ever iPhone as it came out, it would cost THIS MUCH.
  5. If you’re suffering from Game of Thrones withdrawal, maybe you could join the search for recordings of a punk band that featured Tyrion as its frontman.
  6. Edmonton is looking at becoming the first city to require mandatory harm reduction measures at raves.
  7. Spotify has released some interesting podcast stats.
  8. Meanwhile, major labels have decided to go big into the podcast world.
  9. So much for the Spandau Ballet reunion.
  10. “Smarter people listen to instrumental music.” Discuss.
  11. Time to start handicapping the Song of the Summer for 2019.
  12. SLAYER + Jaegermeister = This.
  13. Tom DeLonge’s plan to return to Blink-182 seems to have some validity.
  14. The Bohemian Rhapsody movie has goosed interest in Queen songs.
  15. Ozzy is a big fan of CBD oil. He used it to combat some recent illnesses.
  16. A fantastic question: What will music sound like in 20 years?
  17. Hundreds of new Beatles photos have come to light after a worldwide search.

Alan Cross

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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