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Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, March 26, 2018

I was hoping the weather in Vancouver (I’m here for the Junos) would be better than the weather in Toronto. Nope. Not really. Let’s take a look at some music news for March 26, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
  2. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal with Facebook, SONOS is pulling ads and donating the money to digital rights efforts. Read about it here.
  3. Fed up with Facebook, too? Here’s how to properly delete your account.
  4. The Who’s Roger Daltrey got paid $1 million to play a birthday party.
  5. Vodka has been very, very good to Diddy.
  6. Nice to see that punk icon Jayne County is back. It’s the perfect time, too.
  7. Is Apple thinking about releasing a cheaper iPad for the education market soon? Maybe.
  8. Here’s what Jack White says about his proposed ban on cell phones at concerts.
  9. This is how long it takes for Spotify to pay an artist from revenue derived from free users.
  10. Like drums? Then watch this. (Via Wes)
  11. Need a singer for your funeral? These people will take the gig.
  12. If you were ever a fan of the Pixies, read this.
  13. A Spice Girls animated superhero movie? It’s official. We’ve run out of ideas.
  14. Is Facebook doing more harm than good? Let’s take a look.

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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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