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Random music news for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Into Aries today. It’s also Twitter’s 12th birthday. As for music news on March 21, 2018…

  1. It’s now SIR Ringo Starr, thank you.
  2. Rumour: U2 is planning to use augmented reality for their upcoming Songs of Experience tour. (Via Michael)
  3. Here’s more on the potential future of the state of rock music.
  4. Let’s listen to Saturn sing. Coooooool!
  5. Spotify has shut down a pay-for-play playlist service called SpotLister. They were charging up to $2,000 for inclusion. Payola goes streamola. That’s a word, right?
  6. Why Spotify won’t (and can’t) raise prices.
  7. Some people can “hear” silent movements. Here’s why.
  8. Are you a musician looking for feedback on your demos? Take a look at CheckMyTrack.
  9. Is this app the simplest way to listen to podcasts? Might be worth a look.
  10. Can Rolling Stone’s new owners make the magazine relevant for the digital generation? Let’s take a look.
  11. If you have a SONOS system, you can now listen to Audible audiobooks. Yay!
  12. Could the Rolling Stones end up playing the royal wedding? Maybe.
  13. Ed Sheeran vs. the newts.
  14. I’m sure the Beach Boys and Guns’N’Roses were happy to know that their music was featured at Charles Manson’s funeral. There is a reason for that, though. Call it karma.
  15. Looks like we got us some K-pop diplomacy between South Korea and the DPRK (Via Tom)

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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