Random music news for Tuesday, July 30, 2019

On this day in 1962, the Trans-Canada highway opened for business, making it the longest national highway on the planet. As for music news on July 30, 2019…

  1. The widow of the late legendary DJ Casey Kasem accuses a lawyer of trying to have him killed.
  2. One Ontario radio station thinks it’s time to bring “O Canada” back to the airwaves on a regular basis.
  3. If you work in radio (or if you think that no one listens to radio anymore), read this.
  4. Playlists to the moon!
  5. A US congressman is targeting Metallica for a dubious recently-unveiled ticketing arrangement with Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
  6. Hang on: Maybe Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones was murdered.
  7. Sound financial advice from Mick Jagger.
  8. We’ll probably soon see if anyone wants to buy a piece of Universal Music.
  9. Feist is the latest artist to launch their own podcast.
  10. Yes, Montreal is very metal.
  11. UK teens are getting into jazz. It’s an effect of streaming.
  12. This Toronto record store has been in business for 50 years.
  13. Google is going to give away 100,000 Home Minis to people with paralysis.
  14. It looks like PledgeMusic is dead. Plenty of artists are still owed money.
  15. Here are The Ramones playing a show in Minneapolis in 1978. (Via Tom)
  16. Tesla drivers will soon be able to stream YouTube and Netflix to their dashboards–but only when it’s safe.
  17. Proof that junk TV is making people dumber. And there are other concerns, too.
  18. Was it really necessary to bring in the racial component to this discussion on music-based pictures?
  19. This is cool in a retro sort of way: Poolside-FM. Try it.

Alan Cross

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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