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Published on August 7th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, August 7, 2019

On this day in 1955, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sold its first transistor radios. When it comes to music news for August 7, 2019, we have this.

  1. Members of Pink’s crew, including her manager, survived the crash of a private jet in Denmark. There were no injuries.
  2. It’s estimated that the major labels (Universal, Sony, and Warner) are generating about US$1 million per hour in streaming revenues.
  3. If you’re a drummer, this should make you afraid. Very afraid.
  4. Pop and metal, living together peacefully.
  5. More than half of the Woodstock Generation are suffering some kind of hearing loss.
  6. Seriously?
  7. Stressed? Try this.
  8. How data is helping the music industry discover (and define) a hit.
  9. Here’s this week’s Often Forgotten Canadian Rock Bands: Triumph.
  10. Are you a serious record buyer or seller? Here’s some new software that might make things easier.
  11. As a teen in a religious family in the 1970s, this Alberta guy burned all his evil rock albums at a youth retreat. He’s finally repurchased everything he lost back then. (A little satire via Larry)
  12. Remember the story of the BC woman who scared off a stalking cougar (as in an actual wild cat) by blasting it with Metallica? The band gave her a call.
  13. Is Devo finally hanging it up? Maybe.
  14. FRBs!
  15. Alf Clausen, who did the music for The Simpsons for decades, is suing the producers of the show for discrimination over his firing, claiming he was let go for being too old.



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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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