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Published on May 9th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, May 9, 2019

The First Annual Toronto Vinyl Summit is TONIGHT! You’re coming, right? And in other music news for May 9, 2018…

  1. Millennials are stressed out by…voicemail? Some want it banned? Seriously.
  2. Elephant talk. Makes me think of this old King Crimson song.
  3. In a band: Here are some important social media tips.
  4. Bob Marley’s granddaughter plans to sue California police after she was accused of an Airbnb robbery.
  5. AIR Studios, one of George Martin’s facilities, is up for sale again.
  6. This guy was writing about the rise of streaming music services six years ago. How far have we come? Let’s look.
  7. Yes, it’s time to start talking about the iPhone XI.
  8. How and why a rapper was sent to jail based on his lyrics. This is disturbing.
  9. Are you a fan of Jeff Buckley? Then here’s a book you need to read.
  10. Grimes is dating Elon Musk?
  11. And Spotify is dating Tesla?
  12. Why are major labels unloading their Spotify stock? Do they know something Wall St. doesn’t?
  13. The future of DJing is…streaming?
  14. Phil Collins’ new roadtrip is called the “Not Dead Yet” tour.
  15. A Lifetime movie on R Kelly? Yep.
  16. Science says creative people are more 90% more prone to schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.
  17. Puffy’s TV and media company just laid off one-third of its staff.
  18. It looks like Instagram is ready to add music to posts.

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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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