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Random Music News for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Remember this: no matter how much you hate your job, at least you’re not Sean Spicer. And now, some music news.

  1. HMV has entered the final weeks of their shutdown. Discounts are running as high as 60%. Some stores will close by the end of this month, with the rest shutting down by April 30.
  2. Here’s a nice history of the rise of Jack White’s Third Man Records.
  3. Anyone else notice that the Tragically Hip’s “Ahead by a Century” is the theme for the new version of Anne of Green Gables?
  4. Are you a Canadian musician who might be owed money by YouTube? Then go here.
  5. Flying direct back-and-forth to the Middle East and Africa through the US soon? Yeah, about that. Here are the airports you have to worry about.
  6. Not to speak ill of the dead, but parts of Chuck Berry’s past was pretty sketchy.
  7. Meanwhile, sales of Chuck’s music have exploded since his death was announced Saturday night.
  8. This is another Chuck Berry. He did NOT invent rock’n’roll.
  9. Kanye West was spotted wearing a Cradle of Filth t-shirt. Cradle of Filth responded.
  10. Big companies like Live Nation and AEG are buying up music festivals. The name of the game these days is consolidation.
  11. Australia is the latest country to take action against ticket scalpers.
  12. Hodor is now a limo driver in a music video. Honest.
  13. Christian music festivals? They’re a big deal, especially in the US. Just ask Mike Pence.
  14. Members of Prince’s band, The Revolution, share their best stories here.
  15. If you’re into collecting records, you’ll know about Discogs. Here’s how that site has changed things.
  16. Sublime is going to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a reissue and a documentary..

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