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Random Music News for Friday, April 7, 2017

The Internet was symbolically born on this day in 1969. That event makes it possible for me to deliver you the music news.

  1. YouTube says they won’t pay out any ad revenue to content creators until the video reaches over 10,000 views.
  2. Bono spoke and performed at another event devoted to humanitarian issues.
  3. A history of how commercials have co-opted protest over the years.
  4. A homeless guy who has wanted to make a record for 40 years has got his wish thanks to REM’s Peter Buck.
  5. Remembering Radiohead’s Worst. Gig. Ever.
  6. This iPhone case is apparently really good–and it isn’t really a case at all.
  7. Imagine record labels pulling all their songs off the radio. It could happen–in the US, anyway.
  8. Slash is going to play a VR gig in a zoo. Seriously.
  9. Cool: A brief history of hip-hop bling.
  10. Elton John, vinyl fan.
  11. And speaking of which, here at the biggest-selling vinyl records in the UK so far this year.
  12. Meanwhile, vinyl sales have slowed a lot in the US.
  13. New music from Muse? Soon
  14. Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is baffled why the band is a favourite of the alt-right.
  15. If mom won’t give you any Oreos, try laying some freestyle rap on her like this kid did.
  16. Could Spotify launch an IPO by September? Possibly.
  17. Liam, Liam, Liam


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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