Random Music News for September 30, 2017

And…that’s it for September. Almost. We still have some music news to deal with for September 30.

  1. There’s some really interesting stuff on the federal government’s new “cultural roadmap.”
  2. The 10 worst people you can encounter at a concert.
  3. Frances Bean Cobain is making $100,000 a month from Dad’s estate.
  4. The FCC says Apple should activate the FM trip in new iPhones. One problem: iPhones haven’t contained an FM chip for a while.
  5. Here are eleven tricks to help you more out of iOS11.
  6. Do you use Spotify? Have you received your Time Capsule yet? It’s kinda interesting.
  7. How Instagram became the music industry’s secret weapon.
  8. This Winnipeg guy is selling 17,129 premium DVDs and Blu-rays on eBay. Try not to gasp at the asking price. (Via Tom)
  9. Typical for Spinal Tap, right?
  10. I’m in the UK this weekend where they’re making a big deal about the 50th anniversary of BBC Radio 1.
  11. Bell wants the CRTC to block Canadians from accessing piracy sites.
  12. There was a hat feud between Liam Gallagher and Idris Elba?
  13. Snopp Dogg’s cannabis investing comes to Canada.
  14. A list of agonizing waits between albums.
  15. Could smart speakers replace the clock radio? Yep. Bet on it.
  16. A stat I learned today: The average time we view an ad on a digital video platform is 1.7 seconds.

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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