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Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy 28th birthday to Adele. She made £40 million last year. And now, the music news for May 5.

  1. A third lawsuit has been filed against the organizers of the Fyre Festival.
  2. Remember that EP of material Prince’s estate blocked last month? A judge has ordered them to pay $1 million for doing that.
  3. When is a remix is just plain plagiarism?
  4. Prince’s estate is shopping some kind of documentary and Purple Rain film.
  5. The most chill music festival ever.
  6. It’s official. Ottawa’s Zaphod Beeblebrox is closing. Another music venue bites the dust. (Via Emily)
  7. I like this: a 24-hour emergency vending machine for musician’s’ gear.
  8. Alanis Morissette’s old business manager has been sentenced to six years in jail for stealing his client’s money.
  9. Digital minimalism: It’s a growing thing.
  10. Just what we needed: Integration of a pizza tracker into smart home technology.
  11. Wanna buy Sting’s Manhattan penthouse? Only $56 million USD.
  12. So that would be a “no” when it came to a Pink Floyd reunion, then?
  13. So What’s Barack Obama doing now that he’s no longer president? For one thing, he’s building a recording studio.
  14. YouTube is testing out a new look for its desktop.
  15. Diddy: Pretty over the top.
  16. Australia is all bent out of shape over concert ticket-buying bots, too. Good.
  17. This speaker reproduces sounds through heat instead of vibrations.



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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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