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Published on December 13th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, December 13, 2018

One day, we’ll turn on the news and hear nothing about Brexit. One day… Meanwhile, this is music news for December 13, 2018.

  1. Speaking of Brexit, some music industry heavyweights have issued this open letter.
  2. Want tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s last Broadway gig? That’ll be $42,511, please. Each.
  3. The US Government has a target list of anti-trust cases. Note the music and social media companies here.
  4. Ranking all the different types of Beyonce gift-wrapping paper. Yes, there’s a lot.
  5. Spotify has had to move its San Francisco offices because of safety issues and the homeless problem.
  6. How many writers does it take to write a song? More than ever these days.
  7. Damn, I hope we get this Iggy Pop-produced punk docu-series here in Canada. (Via Tom)
  8. Cannibal Corpse’s guitarist Pat O’Brien had a very, very bad day.
  9. Musicians: do you have these five things on your Facebook page?
  10. Here’s a gift idea for AC/DC fans.
  11. This is a cool new speaker, innit?
  12. More Americans get their news from social media than newspapers. Discuss.
  13. Have you noticed how country music handles the politics of mass shootings?
  14. Canadian singer-songwriter Cold Specks opens up about mental illness.
  15. Who’s the idiot in this story?
  16. An interesting question: Are tribute bands legal?



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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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One Response to Random music news for Thursday, December 13, 2018

  1. Tom McGaffin says:

    For #15, if one Googles “Canadian Groper”, take a guess on who is the prominent picture displayed…Google is using the same technical stuff to have both people displayed.
    Fitting, I’d say.

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