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Published on March 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, March 22, 2018

Captain Kirk turns 87 today. Happy birthday, William Shatner. One online meme says that since Donald Trump loves appointing TV people to government positions, it’s just a matter of time before The Shat becomes head of the 7th Fleet. And in music news for March 22, 2018…

  1. You’d think that with the rise of streaming services that music piracy would be down. Apparently, it’s going up.
  2. In the age of #MeToo, why are so many abusers in the music industry still getting away with it?
  3. Here’s how rich people like Justin Timberlake try to lose weight.
  4. This is a cool place to hold a gig. I wonder what the acoustics are like?
  5. Ed Sheeran wants to build a church in his garden. A big one. too.
  6. I had no idea that the lawsuit between Beats headphones and its former business partner, Monster, was still ongoing.
  7. If you’re into recording studio technology, you gotta take a look at this.
  8. This is the first radio station to broadcast 24/7 from inside a pub.
  9. Podcasts are big and getting bigger. Here are some of the latest developments. And read this, too.
  10. Here’s another study on the impact of smart speakers on music consumption. They’re a thing. Trust me.
  11. There’s another demographic group that’s being studied: MilleXZials, which the whole of Gen X, Y and Z when it comes to their mobile media consumption.
  12. This remix by James Corden and Shaggy isn’t going to get much love in the West Wing.
  13. Buffalo is looking at installing a Rick James neon sign.
  14. Five tips to make your headphones last longer.
  15. Country music seems to have a changing relationship with the NRA.
  16. A football stadium that’s too quiet? That’s why Manchester United is distributing song sheets.
  17. The US Government feels a need to preserve all things Footloose. Oh, and U2’s The Joshua Tree, too.
  18. The verdict in the “Blurred Lines” trial has been upheld in appeals court.

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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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