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Published on June 1st, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June? Already? Here’s your music news.

  1. Here’s how things work in the US when it comes to the music business. (Note: I’ve NEVER seen anything like this in Canada.)
  2. Whitney Houston’s estate is dealing with an $11 million tax bill.
  3. If you’re in a band, here’s an idea for a pretty cool t-shirt.
  4. Australia’s live music scene is in BIG trouble. Here’s why.
  5. An oral history of Toronto’s legendary dance club, Twilight Zone.
  6. And here’s a history of how the record industry went all pear-shaped.
  7. A Twenty One Pilots show was cut short for “safety reasons.”
  8. Gimme Danger, a documentary on the Stooges, looks really interesting.
  9. Can IBM’s Watson supercomputer make music with real emotion?
  10. Elton John didn’t get to meet with Vladimir Putin after all. Maybe later.
  11. Kraftwerk lost an important sampling case. (Via Tom)
  12. Rolling Stone Ron Wood is a new father to twins. And he’s 68. (Via Larry)
  13. Here’s video of Adele shaming someone for videoing her show.
  14. Want a look at Britney Spears’ Malibu beach house?
  15. Too soon? (Via Danny)

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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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