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Random music news for Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Syrian civil war officially started on this day in 2011. There’s no end/bottom in sight. Here’s the music news for March 15, 2018.

  1. Here’s the full lineup of performers for the Junos in Vancouver on March 25.
  2. Bon Jovi just set an American chart record that no one wanted to set.
  3. Study: 94% of 18-24 year-olds use YouTube on a regular basis. I wonder what the other 6% are doing?
  4. Madonna is going to direct a movie about an African ballerina.
  5. You might not want to threaten your fans with guns, Lil Wayne.
  6. Netflix is getting into the TV news business.
  7. What’s with these charges of cultural appropriation against Bruno Mars and George Michael? Read this.
  8. The coding boffins behind the Radioplayer app are working on voice activation.
  9. Could Gibson Guitars be rescued by the Chinese? Maybe.
  10. Snoop Dogg’s venture firm just raised another $45 million. Yes, there’s money in cannabis.
  11. So why did The NME’s print edition fail? The Guardian has some ideas.
  12. The new head of Goldman Sachs might end up being a part-time EDM DJ that goes by the name DJ D-Sol.
  13. Into black metal? This looks interesting. (Via Tom)
  14. Did Katy Perry just have a #MeToo moment when she kissed a male contestant? Or have things swung too far?
  15. A good question: Why are British executives so over-represented in the music industry?


Alan Cross

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