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Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

My western Canada speaking tour takes me into Vancouver tonight. Wanna join me? Go here.

  1. Confused about music festivals and the rules about cannabis on the grounds? Go here.
  2. And there’s even more legal drama with Woodstock 50. They gotta be close to giving up.
  3. Meanwhile, a fire broke out at a music festival in Croatia.
  4. Social media is bad for teens’ mental well-being, but video games are apparently fine.
  5. Well, this seems like the right thing to do.
  6. Robert. Robert. ROBERT! Two million dollars to buy an acquittal?
  7. Podcast listening continues to explode in popularity. See? (Look at this, too.)
  8. And so does spending on media subscription services.
  9. Apple is now investing in original podcasts.
  10. US streaming revenues will top US$8 billion this year.
  11. Ed Sheeran’s new album has streamed 100 million times in three days.
  12. Here’s a good article on the 40th anniversary of the B-52s.
  13. It’s good to be Drake. See?
  14. “Are you creating an album no one will hear?” Discuss.
  15. “The Murky Ethics of Posthumous Music.” Discuss.
  16. The new edition of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands focuses on Crowbar.
  17. Shouldn’t you people be working instead of obsessing over Tupac? (Via Tom)
  18. Check out these pictures from Led Zeppelin’s first show in 1968. (Tom again.)
  19. Now this is a clever music video for a Kate Bush cover. (Via Dori)



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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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