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Published on July 28th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, July 28, 2018

On this day in 1945, a B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring 26. The building didn’t budge. And now for music news on July 28, 2018…

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
  2. It’s Caturday, so I’m required by The Law of the Internet to post this story about the Ed Sheeran’s cats. They have their own Instagram account now.
  3. You know how Metallica determines the set list in each city they play? By looking at Spotify listening data. Smart.
  4. The dude behind the disastrous Fyre Festival is facing up to 75 years in prison. In fact, it could be as much as 115 years.
  5. Want a job at a record label? Read this to learn how to make it happen.
  6. AC/DC has gone postal. Literally. (Via Tom)
  7. If you’re going to be flying into South Korea via Incheon soon, watch for this music event.
  8. How important is the K-pop industry to the South Korean economy? There’s a proposal to excuse certain performers from mandatory military service.
  9. Listen to the Aztec “death whistle“–if you dare.
  10. This Japanese group makes music with reel-to-reel tape machines. That’s their instrument.
  11. Are you an artist who wants to release something on vinyl, read this first.
  12. The latest country to go after scalpers and bots in a big way is Ireland.
  13. The biggest-selling cassette in the UK this year is Golden from Kylie Minogue. For some reason, 2,847 copies have been sold.
  14. Live Nation has sold more than 70 million concert tickets so far this year.
  15. Now that Morgan Freeman has had a #MeToo fall from grace, the new voice of the Vancouver transit system will be Seth Rogen.
  16. Here’s a neat job: Designing the personality for Google Assistant. Hey, someone has to determine what it says.
  17. On the topic of smart speakers, here’s more on how that new technology is going with radio.
  18. Annoyed by missing/wrong artwork on Spotify? Here’s a handy tool to fix that.
  19. A folding phone? And I’m not talking about a flip phone, either.
  20. Craft beer festivals are turning into the indie band’s best friends. Here’s why.

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About the Author

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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One Response to Random music news for Saturday, July 28, 2018

  1. Ari says:

    Thanks for the news. I’ve been trying to find this kind of “automated” list of daily music news but I no good results so far. Do you pick this articles manually or use some kind of RSS feed, automation tool etc. that collects stuff from different media sources?

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