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Published on June 6th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, June 6, 2019

The 75th anniversary of D-Day. If you ever get a chance to visit the beaches of Normandy, do it. Moving to music news for June 6, 2019…

  1. Yeah, about Tom DeLonge rejoining blink-182: Don’t count on it.
  2. Noel Gallagher is taking a young band called Inhaler on tour with him. The band’s frontman is Elijah Hewson, Bono’s kid. (Via Karl)
  3. The Rock’s (yes, Dwayne Johnson’s) sports headphones sold out in three days.
  4. A good question: Is it worth paying extra to meet your musical heroes?
  5. The Canadian government is looking closely at copyright reform. This report is worth a look.
  6. Unhappy Spice Girls. VERY unhappy.
  7. Here is a new study on how Canadians listen to podcasts.
  8. Revenues from podcasting advertising are projected to hit US$1 billion in America within two years.
  9. Madonna has lost her appeal to keep the break-up letter she got from Tupac from going up for auction.
  10. Toronto’s NXNE is turning 25.
  11. Music licensing: a possible target of antitrust investigations.
  12. Thom Yorke vs. Donald Trump.
  13. This could become important technology when managing security at a big event like a music festival.
  14. Spotify is testing curated podcast lists.
  15. A “business music streaming service?” What’s that? This.
  16. This cafe in LA has built as a place to enjoy vinyl.
  17. Narcan: An increasing necessity at music venues.
  18. What will music be like in 20 years? Here are some predictions.



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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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