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Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

People magazine was first published on this date in 1974.

  1. Why is Apple looking for human curators? Because humans are better at this than robots.
  2. There’s an Australian study in progress to discover how to save the hearing of people who go to music venues.
  3. New technology lets you control your smartphone like something out of Minority Report.
  4. Beware restaurants that play classical music. You’re being manipulated into ordering more food than you need.
  5. First, Madonna topples over onstage. Now Britney Spears wigs out. Correction: Her wig falls off. (Via Tom)
  6. “Hey, Madonna!” says Giorgio Armani, “Don’t blame my cape for your fall!”
  7. Keith Richards can’t get no satisfaction with that new cafe down the street from where he used to live.
  8. And Boy George is annoyed with the local planning commission.
  9. Bjork is now a museum piece.
  10. Is this future of sports talk radio?
  11. The story of how Radiohead made The Bends.
  12. Spotify vs. Beats: This shit’s about to get real.
  13. Shazam is planning some kind of wearable apps.
  14. Some idiots are charging up $100,000 for a single Grateful Dead reunion show ticket.
  15. Lady Gaga’s ex-manager has a new culture-and-tech website.

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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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