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Published on May 24th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, May 24, 2018

The first night game in MLB history was played on this day in Cincinnati with the Reds beating the Phillies 2-1. And moving to music news for May 24, 2018…

  1. Here are some interesting financial effects of the Royal Wedding. And yes, there are some music stats here.
  2. There were some pretty stiff security rules for people going to a Rolling Stones concert in England Tuesday night.
  3. How to tell if a singer is lip syncing.
  4. And now let’s add items (1) and (2) together: Bad lip syncing at the Royal Wedding.
  5. Wait: Guitars are getting more popular? Then why all the scary stories about the decline of the guitar?
  6. For some reason, doctors are just now investigating one of Michael Jackson’s extreme dance moves.
  7. So Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video is a hit. But will the song itself be a hit?
  8. These noise-canceling earbuds are great for people with partners that snore.
  9. Jay-Z and Beyonce are too busy to spend any time in their $26 million mansion.
  10. Here’s a follow-up on Taylor Swift’s battle against scalpers.
  11. Meanwhile, the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger is taking some heat in the US.
  12. Interesting: How your favourite songs get on TV.
  13. If you’re in the music business (or just really interested in it), you might want to grab this free Canadian Music Directory.
  14. Morgan Freeman is going to voice all the stops on Vancouver’s Skytrain and transit buses. Cool.
  15. Gwen Stefani seems to be edging towards retirement as a musician.
  16. R. Kelly. Ugh.
  17. The US government has warned employees in China to be “aware of suspicious sounds.”
  18. So what will the song of the summer be for 2018? Let’s guess.



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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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