Random Music News for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

You’re reading this because on this day in 1991, a new thing called The World Wide Web was opened to the public. Here’s some music news for August 23.

  1. Some rowdy party-crashing fans forced Jay-Z and Rihanna to flee their compound at the V-Festival.
  2. Meanwhile, Jay-Z and Beyonce just signed a $52.8 million mortgage on a place in LA.
  3. Spotify has just launched in Thailand as the company pushes to dominate Asia, too.
  4. Wait: The United Nations asked the disgraced promoter of the Fyre Festival to help them out? WTF?
  5. R. Kelly’s sex cult problems are not going away.
  6. Millennials don’t care about breasts.
  7. Mariah Carey: “I’m not a diva!” Uh-huh. Sure. Keep telling yourself that.
  8. Use an Android phone? Have you met Bixby yet?
  9. Radio and artists might have to rethink the meet’n’greet.
  10. Podcasts are hot, but not enough people know what they. No, really.
  11. Where are the worst Internet trolls in America? Here.
  12. The new iPhone 8 promises to be fast. REALLY fast.
  13. Morrissey’s next album, Low in High-School, will be out November 17.
  14. Will Justin Bieber’s manager run for governor in California? Maybe?
  15. Danish police sent this busker home to practice because he couldn’t play Oasis’ “Wonderwall” well enough.
  16. Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” saw a jump of 2,859% in streams on Monday when Eclipse Fever hit the US.
  17. Billy Joel: Not a Trump fan.

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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