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Published on April 18th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, April 18, 2014

Here’s some Good Friday reading for you.

  1. A Scottish man had his record player seized by authorities after refusing to stop blasting neighbours with Dolly Parton at all hours of the day and night.
  2. Check out Google’s new Ara smartphone. This technology could have major implications for traditional broadcasters.
  3. Why there’s a big copyright fight over sound recordings made prior to 1972.
  4. Remixing country music like you would pop or rock? Never thought if it until now. Then again, why wouldn’t someone DJ using country music?
  5. I’m glad I’m not the only one who smells something funny about this band against EDM events at Toronto’s Exhibition Place.
  6. Which music service makes the most money for artists?
  7. Calgary mass-murder suspect apparently quoted Megadeth before going on his killing spree.
  8. Here’s the second edition of the Alexisonfire box set.
  9. Apple’s CarPlay shows up in Pioneer car audio gear.
  10. And speaking of Apple, what’s this deal about Shazam being integrated into iPhones and iPads?

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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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