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Published on June 24th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, June 24, 2016

Hello, Europe. How are you feeling today? Need some music news to get your mind off things? Sure!

  1. Fun: a treatise on Taylor Swift’s passive-aggressive lyrics.
  2. Did you notice that both Spotify and YouTube went down for a bit on Wednesday?
  3. Speaking of Spotify, Adele’s 25 is now available for streaming, seven months after it was released.
  4. Are these the best headphones ever invented?
  5. DNA testers to that jailbird who claimed to be Prince’s son: “Prince is NOT the father!”
  6. They’re busy organizing a touring exhibition of Kurt Cobain’s non-musical artwork. This sounds interesting.
  7. And about that next U2 album
  8. Sinead O’Connor is in the news for all the wrong reasons again.
  9. Taylor Swift’s most recent ex accuses her of “controlling the media.” Well, duh.
  10. And Katy Perry is still warring with Tay Tay.
  11. About that so-called Blink-182 reunion with Tom DeLonge: Don’t believe it.
  12. Vine now supports videos 140 seconds long. How will that be harnessed for music?
  13. Meanwhile, Facebook has killed the ability to link videos to other sites.
  14. Streaming music services projects to have 500 million paying subscribers within three years.



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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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