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Published on April 10th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It was on this day in 1970 that Paul McCartney announced he was leaving The Beatles. As for something more current, here’s music news for April 10, 2019.

  1. No surprise here, sadly: Tackling the issue of groping at gigs.
  2. Madonna is set to perform in Israel as part of the Eurovision Song Contest.
  3. The government of BC has taken legislative action against scalpers. But will it have the desired effect?
  4. Check out this letter Keith Richards wrote to his aunt in 1962 about the day he met Mick Jagger. (Via Tom)
  5. Nothing but silence from PledgeMusic after they ran into financial trouble.
  6. This story explains how some indie artists make ends meet when making music can’t pay all the bills.
  7. There was an anthrax scare at the Hollywood home of Monty Python star Eric Idle.
  8. A yurt?
  9. A heckler at an Englebert Humperdinck show?
  10. Ed Sheeran is now selling his own brand of sake in Japan.
  11. The estate of Prince is still mired in all kind of legal issues regarding The Purple One’s money.
  12. Will Smith is now collaborating with Billy Ray Cyrus.
  13. Sounds Magazine, a British publication, is coming back after going under 28 years ago.
  14. A good read on New Order, producer Martin Hannett, and the sounds that came out of Manchester.
  15. Now THIS is some fancy (and expensive) TV.
  16. Meanwhile, IKEA is getting deeper into selling speakers.
  17. Taylor Swift made a big donation to a Tennessee LGBTQ organization.
  18. Ron Howards is going to let everyone else fight it out in the rock biopic space. He’s doing a film on Pavarotti.
  19. Heavy metal Hoff. Seriously.
  20. If you’re a DJ, you can now mix directly from SoundCloud. Cool!



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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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