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Random Music News for Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nothin’ matters but the weekend

From a Tuesday point of view

-The Kings, “Switchin’ to Glide” (1980)

Truer words were never sung. And now, the music news.

  1. So why was AC/DC’s Phil Rudd arrested again? For violating his probation by drinking alcohol.
  2. Holiday Inn to Rod Stewart: “We’re cool now.”
  3. The new McDonald’s ad targets Hispanics with singer Princess of Bachata.
  4. A member of the UK band Goldie died when he was hit by a train.
  5. Norway’s music industry is up 7% led by streaming which claims 81% of the market.
  6. Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of the disgraced file-sharing site Grooveshark, was found dead in his home yesterday. Grooveshark, always dodgy in the way it did business, was sued out of existence for copyright infringement.
  7. On that top, China has outlawed all unlicensed music streaming.
  8. UK audiences are not thrilled with the quality of their digital radio.
  9. So why did Apple hire a car guy away from Chrysler? Hmm. Is the rumour “Titan” car project?
  10. Harry Potter meets Eminem. This is interesting.
  11. The untold history of London techno.
  12. Eddie Vedder has unwittingly found himself in the middle of a weird domestic issue that has nothing to do with him.
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  14. Here’s a new music discovery app called The Best Song is described as “Tinder for music.”



Alan Cross

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