Random music news for Thursday, April 4, 2019

On this day in 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed a new company called Microsoft. I hear it’s done well. As for music news on April 4, 2019…

  1. Provocative: Seven music industry standards that will disappear in the next five years. Discuss.
  2. Here’s a tool that will help figure out the gender distribution of your Twitter followers.
  3. Britney Spears has entered a mental health facility.
  4. STOP IT, FACEBOOK! JUST STOP IT!
  5. If you use SoundCloud, there’s a new iOS profile. (Via Tom)
  6. South Korea’s new 5G network is insanely fast! A whole movie can get sucked down in one second.
  7. Miley. Don’t do that.
  8. The 55 greatest insults ever laid down in the history of rock.
  9. British musicians are terrified of what lies ahead with Brexit. See?
  10. Thinking about illegally downloading another episode of Game of Thrones? You might want to think twice about that because of this
  11. Audio deepfakes: This is becoming a bigger and bigger problem.
  12. Fun: Five unsolved music legends.
  13. Red Bull Music Academy and Red Bull Music are shutting down this year.
  14. A jeweler spent 3,000 hours just making the case for one of Jay-Z’s watches.
  15. It looks like we’ll get new music from ABBA by the end of the year.
  16. Michael Jackson’s nephew is raising money to make a doc about his uncle.
  17. I really gotta go to New York City to see this exhibit on famous musical instruments.
  18. A couple of British songwriters have sued The Weeknd for plagiarism.

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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