Random Music News for Friday, June 3, 2016

Mom’s birthday this weekend. Must remember to call. And now, the new music news…

  1. Interesting stat: 17% of music fans represent 61% of all the money spent on music.
  2. The new Sum 41 album is coming. Here’s the timeline.
  3. Taylor Swift has broken up with Calvin Harris, even though he’s in the midst of recovering from a terrible car crash. You know what this means: Taylor has more fodder for new songs. It’s her way, right?
  4. Looking for some cool wireless earbuds? Take a look at these.
  5. And this is a cool idea for a speaker system.
  6. Here’s the real reason Twitter dropped the 140-character limit.
  7. Toronto’s Ontario Place will be open for the first time in forever this fall for a music festival.
  8. Music Express has published a great guide to music festivals across Canada this summer.
  9. Check out this new vinyl technology developed by our friends at Viryl Technologies.
  10. The first-ever KISS Encyclopedia. I’m surprised there hasn’t been one until now.
  11. This Johnny Ramone tribute sounds cool.
  12. Just because you’re deaf doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy music. Watch.

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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