Random Music News for Tuesday, October 4, 2016

If you’re a Blue Jays fan, you’re excused from all activity other than watching the wildcard game today. As we wait for the first pitch, here’s some music news.

  1. Are you addicted to your mobile phone? (Full disclosure: I left mine at home during a quick trip to the bank Saturday. I panicked.)
  2. Here’s an iPhone 7 case that restores the old headphone jack.
  3. The head of BBC Radio has resigned, citing the decline of journalism as a big reason for her departure.
  4. A discussion that needs to be held: DJs and mental health.
  5. This, apparently, was the very first radio jingle.
  6. How much data are Americans using via their mobile phones? Let’s break it down between wifi and cellular.
  7. Uh-oh. Vinyl sales are continuing to slip in Canada. Things used to be running almost +40% year-over-year. Now it’s 29.4%.
  8. And Gorillaz are back. The new “phase” starts with a multi-media book.
  9. Want to see the Broadway production of Hamilton in sign language? Okay.

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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