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Published on June 29th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, June 29, 2018

School’s out! Only 65-ish days until the first day of school! And now music news for Friday, June 29, 2018.

  1. Ed Sheeran would like to discuss his bladder issues.
  2. And he has copyright issues, too. LOTS of them. The latest is worth $100 million.
  3. Make no mistake: Joe Jackson was a monstrous father.
  4. RIP Steve Soto of punk legends The Adolescents.
  5. You saw that Drake’s new album, Scorpion, features an unreleased Michael Jackson track, right?
  6. A new survey says that musicians are more abused and poorer than regular folk. They make less than the average Uber driver.
  7. There was a data breach at Ticketmaster in the UK.
  8. Speaking of Ticketmaster, some brokers (i.e. secondary sellers) claims the company secretly supplied them with bot software.
  9. Need a timesuck before the long weekend. Try this.
  10. Well, that’s one way to recycle old computer gear into something musical. (Via Tom)
  11. Are we experiencing a saxophone renaissance? Maybe.
  12. The man accused of murdering XXXtenacion has pleaded not guilty.
  13. Is this the “Netflix of podcasts?” Possibly.
  14. What is this rumour about Apple’s joint subscription for music, video, and news? Sounds a lot like Amazon Prime, in a way.
  15. English soccer fans sure love to sing. Anywhere, too.
  16. Nice to see: more people of colour are involved in the British indie scene.
  17. And speaking of diversity, this festival has added a women-only stage.
  18. The music industry is talking about what comes next with the #MeToo movement.
  19. This was kind of eerie, don’t you think?



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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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