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Published on January 6th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, January 6, 2017

Off to Fredericton today to speak at the Canadian University Press conference. Must. Have. Seafood. And now, the music news.

  1. Okay, one more: Mariah Carey’s ex says she needs help.
  2. Starting next Wednesday, Norway will begin its transition away from all AM and FM radio to digital radio.
  3. Gotta do this the next time in London: A David Bowie walking tour.
  4. Remember the movie Singles? A new expanded soundtrack is coming out for its 25th anniversary.
  5. Here’s an interesting take on “music bullying.”
  6. SoundCloud is running out of money. Fast.
  7. And YouTube isn’t the big dog for online music anymore–at least in the US.
  8. Looking for some good Canadian music blogs? Try these.
  9. This could the most irritating Barenaked Ladies remix ever.
  10. January 4 is now “Doors Day” in Los Angeles.
  11. Apparently, the owners of Coachella have political views that aren’t quite lined up with the artists they book. But the artists don’t seem to care.
  12. No more Sex Pistols, apparently. Too much hate.
  13. Even forged John Lennon signatures are worth £2,000.
  14. As radio signals go, this one is way out there.
  15. Are we looking at a Chinese pop explosion in 2017. Maybe.
  16. I wish we could get the Amazon Echo in Canada. Its new AI looks pretty sweet.
  17. Yay, BABYMETAL!



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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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