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Published on July 26th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, July 26, 2018

I had my windows professionally washed the other day. They looked great for four hours. Then a flock of Canada geese flew overhead and strafed my yard. Moving on to music news for July 26, 2018…

  1. If you’re a fan of 60s music history, you might want to check out this documentary on the ill-fated Altamont Music Festival.
  2. Is this the best song melody ever? Maybe.
  3. Looking for a totally over-the-top music experience? You might want to investigate Japan’s End of the World. Only in Japan.
  4. According to this report, 16% of Spotify’s subscribers have canceled in the last three months.
  5. And let’s examine what’s going on with Spotify’s slips in the US.
  6. So are smart speakers playing nice with radio stations? Let’s find out.
  7. And here’s a mod that will allow an Amazon Echo understand sign language.
  8. How a company that makes subwoofers became big in the realm of self-driving cars.
  9. This Saudi Arabian woman faces two years in jail for hugging a male singer.
  10. Drake is doing his best to help Los Angeles cope with the current heat wave.
  11. Here comes ABBA. Again.
  12. If you’re watching Sharp Objects on HBO, you might have noticed the high-end stereo in the background. It’s Canadian-built and worth $80,000 USD–before speakers.
  13. Then we have this music-related item related to Stranger Things.
  14. This a timeline of Jacob Hoggard’s road to his arrest on sexual assault charges.
  15. So there’s no money in podcasts, huh? Wrong.
  16. Rich Aucoin’s tour has wrapped up. He traveled from gig to gig on a bicycle across the US. Here are his final impressions.
  17. Has Drake killed the album? That’s a complicated question.
  18. Russell Simmons is unloading some real estate as the #MeToo allegations pile up.
  19. If this merger goes through, it’s going to result in a media powerhouse.
  20. The story of the hidden audio of the Apollo 11 moon mission.
  21. Apple is having trouble with the iPhone in India. 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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