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Published on March 8th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy (Merry?) International Women’s Day! And now, the music news.

  1. Women are buying and selling more vinyl than ever before.
  2. Spotify bulks up with the purchase of Songalytic to help with creating playlists.
  3. Are you a record collector? Here are 25 essential books for your library.
  4. Adele hates mosquitos.
  5. A UK coroner says that George Michael died of natural causes.
  6. Been to any of these places? The top 27 nightclubs in Toronto history. (Personally, I would have also included The Diamond and Nuts and Bolts.)
  7. How music is being used to treat autism.
  8. Cher is embroiled in a lawsuit over…a font?
  9. Check out this 8K VR ride set up at SXSW.
  10. Retro gallery: The rise and fall of Napster.
  11. The Stanley Cup turns 125 on March 17. There will be a special musical event at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa to celebrate the birthday that will feature The Sheepdogs, Metric, Bobby Bazini and Kevin Bazinet.



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About the Author

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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