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Published on February 26th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, February 26, 2016

No 503 errors on the website so far today. That’s good. And so is this roundup of music news.

  1. Even Dave Grohl couldn’t save this beloved recording studio from going out of business.
  2. Looking for some cool music-related emojis? Go here.
  3. Norway may be shutting off all the country’s FM transmitters, but Sweden won’t. They’ve had a change of heart.
  4. How’s this for a job: The head of Liverpool’s Beatles Legacy Group.
  5. Rumour: Is Google thinking about buying Spotify?
  6. Live Nation brought in $7.8 BILLION USD in revenue last year. I should point out that the company is run by Canadians.
  7. Which leads me to this: How performing live benefits performers.
  8. Liam Gallagher isn’t a fan of today’s music. What a surprise.
  9. Be glad you don’t live near Jude Law. Here’s why.
  10. Interesting: Joe Biden will introduce Lady Gaga at the Oscars on Sunday.
  11. Meanwhile, the first transgender nominee is boycotting the whole thing.
  12. Quincy Jones is suing the estate of Michael Jackson. Wait–what?
  13. Janet Jackson: lip-syncer. Or so says Elton John.
  14. A rare Beatles recording is going up for auction.
  15. February blahs? Here’s a look ahead to the European music festivals coming up this summer.
  16. Here’s a great review for the new album from The Cult.



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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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