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Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, March 3, 2017

The first-ever properly organized indoor hockey game was played on the day in 1875 in Montreal. And now, the music news…

  1. Here are the details of YouTube’s $35/mnth streaming service.
  2. Spotify says it now has more than 50 million subscribers. However, the rate of growth is slowing.
  3. The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac are planning festivals in both New York and LA.
  4. Lou Reed’s archives have been acquired by the NY Public Library.
  5. Ed Sheeran got drunk and “cracked Justin Bieber in the face with a golf club.”
  6. The clearance HMV continues with price cuts of up to 50%. And yes, they still have furniture and fixtures for sale.
  7. No, SXSW will not deport any artist.
  8. Blink-182 is going to release “a whole new version” of the California album on May 19.
  9. Could your phone sound as good as a $15,000 stereo? Maybe.
  10. Remember that post I had on the inadequacies of PPM meters when it comes to accurate radio ratings? Check this out.
  11. I want this for my basement: The console Pink Floyd used to record Dark Side of the Moon is up for sale. (Via Tom)
  12. Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has a new name and its selling price drastically cut.
  13. Rod Stewart’s “fake execution” stunt. Bad idea, dude.
  14. Elton John says American radio stations are ageist. He may have a point.
  15. Could this anti-Donald Trump song ever hit #1 in the US? Probably not for obvious reasons, but that hasn’t stopped people from dreaming.
  16. Brain-reading headphones that help you concentrate.



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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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