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Random Music News for May 13, 2014

Happy 70th birthday, George Lucas!  We’ll forgive you for Jar Jar Binks for today.


  1. The strongest evidence yet that Spotify is coming to Canada sooner than later.
  2. They’ve just announced Coachella 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday.
  3. How to fix the Billboard charts. That’s “fix” as in “game the system.”
  4. So this year’s Eurovision winner had better not tour Russia, then.
  5. At least one person doesn’t think that Dave Grohl is the coolest guy rock.
  6. For everyone for whom the movie Phantom of the Paradise was a musical touchstone.
  7. Goldiebox paid $1 million to charity to get out from under that Beastie Boys lawsuit over “Girls.”
  8. Beats Music apparently has only 111,000 subscribers. So for Apple, it’s all about the headphones, then, right?
  9. Should offensive music be banned from locker rooms?
  10. Will Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine appear at Apple’s WWDC event?
  11. Korn has cancelled their gig in Ukraine. Good move.
  12. First, there was Bob Marley coffee.  Then James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem got into the coffee game. Now St. Vincent is a coffee mogul. Or something,




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