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Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Friday, March 24, 2017

On this day 59 years ago, Elvis was drafted into the army. And in music news…

  1. Chuck Berry apparently left behind a fortune of $50 million.
  2. Great question: What makes one streaming music service different from another? Here’s your answer.
  3. Snapchat is going to change the music industry. Here’s how.
  4. Take a look at some of these, er, more unusual acts that appeared at SXSW. (Via Larry)
  5. Buying a new vehicle? Consider “radio and the empathetic car.”
  6. Adele has broken some serious Aussie music records.
  7. Here’s why you shouldn’t rely too much on your GPS. It could cause parts of your brain to switch off.
  8. Geffen Records is going to be relaunched almost 20 years after being annexed by Interscope.
  9. Paul McCartney has a few things to say about his legacy (and John’s, too).
  10. Have a browse through these horror stories artists had with major labels.
  11. Ride offers details on their first album in 20 years. Shoegaze lives!
  12. In iPhone news, this “superdock” turns your iPhone into a laptop
  13. …and here’s how the CIA bugs iPhones. (Don’t get too freaked out; they need to have physical access to the phone to do it.)
  14. Do you play Rock Band? There’s now this VR component.

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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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