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Published on June 30th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, June 30, 2017

How can 2017 be halfway over already? Here’s some music news for June 30, 2017.

  1. Britney Spears is adamant that she can sing live.
  2. Looking to get your song on Spotify playlists? Start here.
  3. There’s going to be a Kurt Cobain art exhibit in Seattle.
  4. Celine Dion is Canada’s biggest musical export. Time to put the music snobbery aside and read this article on her.
  5. Netflix should start sounding better on your home theatre–if you have Dolby ATMOS.
  6. Gary DeCarlo, singer for Steam, has died. Lest you forget their big hit was “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.” Cue the uncomfortable ironic laughter.
  7. The music industry likes the recent EU fine against Google, even though the case had nothing to do with music. Here’s why they like it. (Via Brad)
  8. Sony is going back to making its own vinyl records three decades after shutting it down. (Via Andrew)
  9. Turns out that the main thing people are using smart speakers for is listening to music. This could be a big deal.
  10. This may make you feel old: The three guys in Hanson now have twelve kids among them.
  11. Here’s a veteran radio host talking about the future of the medium. (Via Brian)
  12. Great. Here’s something else to worry about when it comes to having your stuff hacked.
  13. MTV’s two-year attempt to refocus has been abandoned.
  14. Men Without Hats are back and performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Wait–what?



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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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