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Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

I did not know this about April 18, 2018. Let’s move on to the music news for the day.

  1. Alexa and other smart speakers are proving to be a boon for the blind.
  2. TWO restarts for “The Star-Spangled Banner” because of forgotten words? Oops.
  3. Beyonce’s YouTube livestream of her Coachella performance is now the most-streamed event in history.
  4. And the Coachella stories go on and on and on…
  5. Dude: It was just a lost phone!
  6. If you ever find yourself at the world’s biggest record show, here are some tips.
  7. With 4/20 coming up on Friday, you might be interested in these pairings of music and pot. (Via Tom)
  8. Looks like Mariah Carey has some big legal troubles on the horizon.
  9. Look, even if I had $10,000 to invest in 1980, I probably wouldn’t have put it into Apple stock. But if I had
  10. Would you pay $200 for a shout out from a social media star?
  11. Eminem has a new AR app.
  12. If you’re into vintage synthesizers, you’ll be very pleased to hear about the new Stylophone.
  13. The #MeToo charges just keep getting worse for R Kelly.
  14. Remember the disastrous Fyre Festival from last April? There will be a docu-series on the subject.
  15. Morrissey still doesn’t get it.
  16. Usher was robbed of $820,000 worth of jewelry.
  17. Here’s some outside criticism about the Canadian music industry’s demands for copyright reform.
  18. Ed Sheeran’s bodyguard sure knows how to use Instagram.
  19. This is why you should listen to Mozart when you take your blood pressure medication.

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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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