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Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 180: The Danger Zone

Let's subtitle this one "Songs from the Big Screen." There was a time when a…

Alan Cross

Announcing the First Annual Toronto Vinyl Summit. Circle May 9 on the calendar. You will meet many kindred spirits.

Sales of new vinyl in Canada are up almost 50% from this time last year.…

Alan Cross

The Royal Wedding is going to be recorded and released on a major label. Oh, good.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will soon be on a major label. They will be…

Alan Cross

When you go to a concert, your brainwaves sync better with other people

There's something about a live music experience that just can't be duplicated. We all feel…

Alan Cross

This should be an album cover. It really, really should. (You’ll understand immediately.)

During his state visit to the White House, French president Emmanuel Macron gave Donald Trump…

Alan Cross

How streaming saved the music industry

A report this week says that global music sales increased by a healthy 8.1% in…

Alan Cross

How people are listening to music these days [Infographic]

Burstimo, a music promotion company, spends a lot of time researching how people consume music…

Alan Cross

So what did Spotify end up announcing on Tuesday?

After quietly hyping things up over the past couple of weeks, Spotify had some announcements…

Alan Cross

More Music From The Inbox 24 Apr 2018 Added Color, Kelsey Lu, Priest and More!

Artist: Added Color, “Panic Attack” Album: Mr. Industry A Brazilian/American band based in Brooklyn Sounds…

Larry Lootsteen

Random music news for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

If you use any piece of electronics today, remember that 57 years ago today, Robert…

Alan Cross

For reasons that remain mysterious, Panic! At the Disco fans are finding potatoes in their mailboxes. Yes, as in the tuber.

There's nothing like a vegetable mystery to get the Intertubes twerking in anticipation. Fans of…

Alan Cross

I Like This: Bon Villan

When I first saw the name of Toronto-based Bon Villan, I was expecting one thing…

Alan Cross

U2 actually wants fans to hold up their phones in front of their faces for the Songs of Experience tour

After rehearsing outside of Montreal, U2's Songs of Experience tour opens in Tulsa next week…

Alan Cross

I used to think that ABBA was alone when it came to those costumes. I was wrong. Very, very wrong.

If you Google "ABBA costumes," you'll get over half a million hits with the top…

Alan Cross

This guy converted the Super Mario Bros theme into Indian classical music

Everyone knows that the Super Mario brothers are Italian. But if they had been born (coded?)…

Alan Cross

What would a map of the world sound like if you played it on a piano? Someone’s found out.

Once again, the Internet proves to be a wondrous place. Twitter user @karaweeks_ posted this…

Alan Cross

This stand-up comedian cannot talk. The dude still manages to nail this performance.

Lee Ridley is a British stand-up who goes by the name Lost Voice Guy. Because…

Alan Cross

Soundwave tattoos: They’re actually pretty cool. Listen. (Yes, listen.)

Last month, I had a story on soundwave tattoos. This woman had some of this…

Alan Cross

New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (Apr 24, 2018): Tancred, D.A. Stern, Sugar Candy Mountain, and more!

Artist: Tancred Song: "Queen of New York" Album/EP: Nightstand Bright and airy guitar rock with a…

Mathew Kahansky

Random music news for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It was a rough day for Canada yesterday. Anything I can offer for music news…

Alan Cross

Weekly Survey. You’re God’s promoter. What’s your all-time fantasy dream gig?

This is an extremely speculative weekly survey question, one that is very simple but at…

Alan Cross

The naked guy who shot up the Nashville Waffle House thought Taylor Swift was stalking him

As I write this, there's a manhunt on for Travis Reinking, the guy who allegedly…

Alan Cross

Tom Cochrane’s Humboldt Broncos version of “Big League” is now available

After we heard the horrible news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that claimed so…

Alan Cross