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Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, July 19, 2018

On this day in 1977, the first GPS signal was broadcast from a satellite. It was a 100% military thing back then, but now… Here’s some music news for July 19, 2018.

  1. Health Canada says it’s “concerned” about cannabis companies sponsoring music events.
  2. Here are some encouraging stats about podcast listening in Canada.
  3. Tom Petty sings from beyond the grave.
  4. It was 25 years ago this week that the Tragically Hip launched their Another Roadside Attraction festival.
  5. That is one BIG speaker!
  6. This is one cool find! (Via Tom)
  7. The iPhone IX could come with a fast charger.
  8. Latin singer Marc Antony just forked over $19 million US for this mansion.
  9. Chris Shiflett is planning to sell a whack of guitars from his private collection.
  10. Radiohead is getting great reviews on their current tour.
  11. Research I discovered: The average Brit between the ages of 15-24 spends 33% of their weekly “audio time” listening to live radio, 29% streaming music, 18% listening to their own digital music and 9% using music video sites. Music streaming now takes up 8% of all UK listening.
  12. More news on how Green Day’s American Idiot is doing well in the Age of Trump.
  13. Is Walmart thinking of getting into streaming? It looks like it.
  14. Is this what’s happening with the theme to the next James Bond movie?
  15. More love for the contributions of the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop.
  16. Dennis Rodman wants to take Kanye West to North Korea. What could possibly go wrong?
  17. If you’re making a music video, don’t do this.
  18. Toyota’s investment in music festivals seems to be paying off.
  19. Imagine trying to get a dinner reservation at this place.
  20. How can Billy Joel play Madison Square Gardens this many times?



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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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