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Published on January 17th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, January 17, 2019

Today is the 90th birthday of Popeye the Sailor Man. As for music news on January 17, 2019…

  1. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only person who thinks the whole cassette revival thing is total rubbish. See?
  2. HMV UK just might have found a savior.
  3. The Great Toronto AirPod War. Wait–what?
  4. Rihanna is suing…her dad?
  5. This guy had a stroke at age 63. Now he’s a rap star.
  6. Are you overwhelmed by the number of podcasts out there? You’re not alone.
  7. Black Sabbath’s hometown of Birmingham plans to honour the band with…a park bench?
  8. R Kelly’s record label has placed a freeze on all of his future releases. Maybe finally they’ll wake up.
  9. On the same topic, why does Chris Brown still have a career?
  10. Corey Hart will be inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame.
  11. The blind piano tuner of Toronto.
  12. Why did Apple buy this company that acts a lot like a record label?
  13. What do you listen to in the car? It’s changing.
  14. Here’s another new app that will curate music for you based on your mood.
  15. Smart speaker ownership just keeps growing and growing.
  16. Talk about a hit single from beyond the grave



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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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