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Published on September 19th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Anyone else miss Cassini? Now, some music news for September 19, 2017.

  1. Some U2 fans are proposing that September 25 as the International Day of U2. Thoughts?
  2. Bono’s brush with mortality?” What’s that all about? (Via Larry)
  3. Weekly Canadian music sales numbers vs. one year ago: Total albums, -17.2%; digital albums, -24.1%; physical albums, -11.9%; CDs, -13.3%; vinyl +13.2%; streams, +80.2%.
  4. Gene Simmons: “If I could, I’d trademark the air that you breathe.” (Via Tom)
  5. Want to make it in the music business? Have a listen to this podcast.
  6. This artist is being accused of making millions by stealing other people’s work.
  7. Wanna buy Prince’s handwritten notes for “Purple Rain?” It’ll cost you, of course.
  8. The ABBA hologram tour is getting bigger and bigger.
  9. How radio can learn from the pains cable companies are enduring right now.
  10. There’s a new David Bowie biography. I’ve already got it on the Kindle.
  11. Check out these record libraries that allow you to browse hundreds of thousands (millions?) of recordings for free!
  12. Waze, Spotify and iOS are together at last. Time to update the app.
  13. Will a new model of Bose Quiet Comfort headphones come with Google Assistant built in? Looks like it.
  14. And Alexa voice commands are coming to music production.
  15. I love my Sonos music system, but the company is in danger of falling too far behind when it comes to smart speakers What does the future hold for Sonos?
  16. What punk rock meant to kids in the former Yugoslavia.
  17. Interesting: “Why don’t men like the sound of the voices of women sportscasters?” Funny, but they don’t bother me.
  18. Podcast windowing? It’s starting to happen.
  19. If you’re interested in the songs that get placed in TV shows, read this.



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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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