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Published on June 6th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Happy birthday, mom! And now, the music news for June 6.

  1. Was Prince given the wrong drug in hours before he died?
  2. Bass player overdoes it with the edibles and nearly stabs himself to death.
  3. Things are back to normal with Liam and Noel. Our Kid is dissing Noel for not showing up at the One Love Manchester show.
  4. Canada weekly music sales numbers (all figures relative to a year ago): total albums, -17.8%; CDs, -12%; digital albums, -25%; digital tracks, -20%; vinyl, -10.6%. Meanwhile, streaming is up by 89.5%.
  5. An Iggy Pop/Josh Homme movie? Yep.
  6. Looking to drive traffic to your online article on music? You need to know this about Facebook.
  7. The disappearing computer is going to start disappearing even faster.
  8. Calgary now has an instrument lending library, a first for Alberta.
  9. It’s time’s to start connecting a car’s infotainment system properly to the back seat.
  10. Gregg Allman’s funeral was a jeans only event.
  11. Podcasts are offering competition to streaming.
  12. Speaking of which, there’s a push to make podcast audio sound better.
  13. The upcoming SpongeBob musical features a David Bowie song. And the Flaming Lips are heading to Broadway. Both stories here.
  14. A famous recording studio is rotting away on the island of Monseratt in the Caribbean.

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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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