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Published on May 29th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

My spring speaking tour resumes tonight with a gig in Buffalo. If you want to see if I’ll be in a venue near you, go here. On to music news for May 29, 2019.

  1. Obligatory Drake news: He flew his custom 767 to the Bahamas for some rest before the Raptors start their championship final with Golden State tomorrow.
  2. Bagpipes: Making a comeback.
  3. The recorded music industry continues its fight against stream-rippers. Next up is a site called Y2Mate.
  4. After 61 years, Warner Bros. Records is no longer called Warner Bros. Records.
  5. Walk Off the Earth has released a new song dedicated to their late keyboardist.
  6. The next iPhone might be able to do some neat tricks with Bluetooth.
  7. But it appears we’re tiring of smartphones. Why pay so much more for tiny incremental benefits?
  8. This is not the kind of music festival anyone wants to attend.\
  9. Another installment of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock Bands: The Works/Wall of Silence.
  10. There is a new generation of concert ticket resale sites. Let’s take a look at them.
  11. Major record labels are really getting into the world of podcasting. Here’s why.
  12. This is one weird laptop–and it just sold for US$1.4 million.
  13. Ed Sheeran is on pace to be a billionaire by the time he’s 30.
  14. Need to get rid of some old vinyl records? Here are some tips.
  15. A woman in India was decapitated when her headphones got caught in the doors of an elevator.



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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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