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Published on November 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music New for Tuesday, November 7, 2017

On this day in 1994, WXYC, a campus radio station, made the first Internet radio broadcast. And what’s happening as far as music news is concerned for November 7? Glad you asked.

  1. Lady Gaga is back on the road after her bad health scare.
  2. Jay-Z’s tour is NOT selling well. Actually, it’s a disaster.
  3. And things haven’t been going well for Arcade Fire’s current tour, either.
  4. Here’s a look at Canadian music sales from last week vs. this time last year: Total albums, -16.3%; digital albums, -23.3%; physical albums, -11.3%; CDs, -12.9%; vinyl, +19.9%; streams, +76.5%.
  5. So now Ozzy is going on a farewell world tour?
  6. Less than one million physical albums were sold in the US last week. It was possible to make the Top 200 by selling just 976 copies of a record.
  7. An ABBA-theme restaurant? Not if the locals have anything to say about it.
  8. Here’s another article detailing the kinds of mental health issues that are plaguing the music industry.
  9. Britney Spears opened a children’s cancer ward in Las Vegas. She contributed $1 million.
  10. This article says that 13% of your Facebook followers are fake.
  11. Here are some lovely commercials about the power of music.
  12. Fascinating stat: With the rise of mobile phones, the world takes 3 trillion pictures a day.
  13. I’m off to see Morrissey at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night. Looks like I won’t be able to get a hot dog. Not that I’d one want one, mind you…
  14. Slow radio?” What’s that?
  15. This super-rare Beatles record is going up for auction. Projected price? $200,000 USD.
  16. This is helpful: How to shoot a music video.



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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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