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Random music news for Wednesday, January 9, 2019

We first saw the Apple iPhone on this day in 2007. Seems like a million years ago, doesn’t it? Here’s music news for January 9, 2019.

  1. An actual Rocky Mountain high will cost you $11 million USD.
  2. If you’re into high-res audio, you may want to give a look at what Tidal is now offering.
  3. Sony has unveiled a new streaming music format called “360 Reality Audio.”
  4. The Fiji Water Girl we saw on the Golden Globes was once in an Arkells video.
  5. Damn kids. Here’s how they discover music.
  6. With everything we know about the guy, why the f**k does R Kelly still have a record deal?
  7. Then again, the new TV series on him might just bring an end to his career, thanks to law enforcement in Georgia.
  8. It’s good when your band has a song used on TV. Usually
  9. ANOTHER David Bowie box set? Yep.
  10. Bowie fans won’t be happy with these comments from the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.
  11. Interesting: Streaming is becoming less dominated by mega-hits, which is a good sign for the industry at large.
  12. All Canadian bands should read this book by Bob D’Eith. It offers some solid business advice on how to survive in the world of rock’n’roll.
  13. Does the surprise album release still work? Maybe, maybe not.
  14. A lament for the decline of music magazines.
  15. QUB is a new type of radio for the digital age (i.e. beyond AM and FM). Let’s take a look. (And it’s Canadian!)
  16. This isn’t good: A major Canadian distributor of vinyl to indie stores is shutting down–and no one is sure why.

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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