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Published on June 28th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On this day in 1975, Steve Wozniak tested the first prototype of the first Apple computer. And now in music news for June 28…

  1. Are we at the end of album exclusives on streaming services? I hope so.
  2. Miley Cyrus knows she’s weird. Here’s how she explains it.
  3. US podcast revenue is going to double to more than $220 million this year.
  4. This is one BIG guitar!
  5. Apple has bought a company with eye-tracking technology. Chances are this is for their big push into AR.
  6. Is this what the iPhone 8 will look like?
  7. Some fascinating history involving George Carlin, the US Supreme Court, the seven words you can’t say on the radio (in the US, anyway) and the open Internet. (Via Tom)
  8. Explaining Bluetooth 5.0.  This will help with things like speakers and headphones. ( Via Ronald)
  9. This stage production of George Orwell’s 1984 sounds pretty awesome. Bowie would’ve loved it.
  10. Google just got hit with a massive fine by the EU.
  11. We don’t get Pandora in Canada, but people who follow what’s happening with the company will be interested in the big shake-up.
  12. Adam Clayton of U2 received an award from the charity MusiCares. He also thanked the band for their help through his addiction issues. (Via Larry)
  13. Jay-Z and Beyonce can’t seem to find their perfect home, even though they’re willing to spend beyond $75 million.
  14. The UK charts have had to adjust to deal with the “Ed Sheeran effect.”
  15. Justin Trudeau responds to Rihanna tweets. Hey, it’s better than what Donald Trump does.
  16. The Killers have started to give interviews on their new album, Wonderful Wonderful.



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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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