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Published on August 31st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for August 31, 2017

Diana Day + 20. Where we you when you heard? Let’s get up to date as far as music news goes for August 31.

  1. Skip Prokop, drummer for the legendary Lighthouse (and former staff member of CFNY) has died at age 74.
  2. Bowie fans will want to see this new documentary on his longtime sideman, Mick Ronson.
  3. Fall Out Boy is the latest band to donate proceeds from a show to Houston flood relief.
  4. In the future, will we still go clubbing or stay in with VR? Let’s discuss that.
  5. None of the streaming music services are profitable. What would a successful streaming company look like? Maybe this.
  6. Goldman Sachs says that the recorded music business will be worth $41 billion USD by 2030. That sounds healthy.
  7. And can streaming really be a $28 billion/year business?
  8. This company wants to make all music instruments “smart.”
  9. The Power Station, an iconic recording studio is closing its doors. Too many damn kids recording in their bedrooms.
  10. Music licensing is about to become a lot more convenient in Canada.
  11. A Fugazi mosh pit opera? Yes.
  12. Well, some people did well with the MTV VMAs….
  13. So much for that biopic on Lynyrd Skynyrds fatal 1977 plane crash.
  14. Justin Bieber + soccer ball = Twisted testicles.
  15. Martha! Snoop! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!(Via Tom)
  16. Here’s another story predicting the imminent demise of radio. At least they didn’t use a lazy Buggles-inspired headline. (Via Larry)



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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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