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Random Music News for Friday, January 12, 2018

We had a big thaw over the last 36 hours. I have two dogs. You don’t want to know what was revealed in the backyard. Concentrate instead on the music news for Friday, January 12.

  1. The mother of the child in that H&M ad that upset The Weeknd so much has spoken out.
  2. Aliens. Gotta be aliens.
  3. Sting is having an issue with his musical about shipbuilding.
  4. Dell is making jewellery from reclaimed metals from old computers.
  5. That tour of Australia by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons has come to a disastrous end.
  6. Canadians are ready to dump traditional passwords for things like facial recognition and other methods.
  7. There’s a new Iron Maiden beer. Proceeds will go towards UK war vets.
  8. Yeah, about that alleged Radiohead plagiarism lawsuit against Lana Del Rey over “Creep”…
  9. Here’s a cool new audio recorder that you control with your Apple Watch.
  10. Fascinating: Five visions for the future of music.
  11. Are we going to see another push towards “social music” in 2018? Maybe.
  12. Pop-up radio? Why not?
  13. Having trouble sleeping? There’s a new app (and headband) for that.
  14. Would you pay more for music? A surprising number of people say “yes.”
  15. Roy Orbison, hologram.
  16. Rogers Hometown Hockey is looking for more bands. These are paying gigs, too. Details here.
  17. Are your folks in a nursing home like this? Let’s hope not.

Alan Cross

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