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Random music news for Thursday, September 27, 2018

Google says that today is the anniversary of its founding in 1998. Interesting how they retroactively made that declaration. I know that to be true because I Binged it. And now some music news for September 27, 2018.

  1. More streaming options for Canadians: Amazon Music Unlimited has arrived in Canada.
  2. Another music industry #MeToo issue: BØRNS has been accused of sexual misconduct.
  3. Apple now owns Shazam. So what? Well, here’s how that could all play out.
  4. An original Apple 1 computer sold for $375,000 USD. And it still works!
  5. Classical Joy Division? Okay
  6. Childish Gambino has canceled his US tour because of a foot injury.
  7. Is technology helping or hurting DJs? Let’s take a look.
  8. Here’s the tracklisting for the 50th-anniversary edition of The Beatles white album.
  9. Want better sound from your Bluetooth speakers? Try this.
  10. Remember the Cameron Crowe movie Almost Famous? It’s being turned into a musical.
  11. And Canada is getting more Elton John dates.
  12. This album began as scientific research but ended up as something much more.
  13. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but it is a good waste of 40 minutes.
  14. Earlier this year, I participated in Cosmo Music Fest. Here is an interview I did whilst there: Part 1 and Part 2.
  15. Did Rihanna just get burglarized?
  16. The American music industry has been watching the progress of the Music Modernization Act. It’s now law.
  17. Into UK grime? Then read this.
  18. DJ equipment stolen. DJ equipment recovered.
  19. I’d never heard of this line of drums before. Were they just ahead of their time?
  20. And just for fun, here’s a transcript of yesterday’s Trump press conference. It’s…bizarre.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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