Random music news for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On this day in 1978, the Garfield comic strip debuted. It’s now the most widely-syndicated strip ever. As for music news on June 19, 2019…

  1. Still with that big 2008 fire that destroyed the master tapes of hundreds of thousands of song: Universal allegedly secured a big settlement from the disaster but didn’t give any of it to artists.
  2. Slipknot whisky!
  3. You don’t have to like her, but don’t call Madonna “a human toilet.”
  4. Liam Gallagher says he should be the next British prime minister. Hey, how could he do any worse than the recent occupants of 10 Downing?
  5. Aftermarket smart speakers are starting to appear in cars in larger numbers.
  6. Two more pirate music sites, Mixstep and NoFile, have been shut down.
  7. The newest installment of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands features Goddo.
  8. Picture-in-picture is apparently coming to AppleTV.
  9. Oh dear, Google. You didn’t, did you?
  10. Oh dear. Is there really a need for something like this?
  11. Want to keep up to date with what Taylor Swift is listening to on Spotify in real time? Try this.
  12. Meanwhile, Spotify = digital predator.
  13. Ed Sheeran 1, his neighbours 0.
  14. The former marital home where Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani is up for sale. In fact, the price has been reduced to just $25 million.

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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