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Published on August 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, August 10, 2018

The staycation continues. How much have I accomplished with that list of things I was planning to do around the house? Zero, if I’m honest–not including doing this like dealing with music news for August 10, 2018.

  1. Wanna know how today’s biggest pop songs get written? Read this.
  2. Wanna know the future of the music video? Read this.
  3. Wanna know what it’s like to be a female executive in the record business? Read this.
  4. Drake has become the first artist to cross the 50 billion stream mark.
  5. Troy Carter, former Spotify executive and Lady Gaga’s one-time manager, just dropped a ton on a painting.
  6. Tim Cook is not a fan of Spotify’s algorithms.
  7. “Mick Jagger” for the win!
  8. Aerosmith’s original touring van has been found rotting out in the woods. (Via Tom)
  9. An anti-LGBTQ group isn’t happy with Britney Spears.
  10. That time when a Dave Matthews Band tour bus dumped 800 pounds of poop on a boatload of people. (Via Peter)
  11. How about a solid state hard drive that jams 32 TB into a package the size of a 12-inch ruler. That could store a few songs.
  12. BTS will become the first K-pop band to play a stadium gig in the US.
  13. Silicon Valley: “What have we done? What kind of monster have we created?”
  14. Samsung is now in the personal voice assistant game. Siri? Meet Bixby.
  15. And at the same time, Samsung has this new deal with Spotify.
  16. Have a dream of DJing abroad? Read this.



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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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