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Published on January 2nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for January 2, 2018

I still use cheques. I’ve ruined three already by dating them “2017.” This is a roundup of music news for January 2, 2018.

  1. YouTube’s music app (and I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t know it existed) has been downloaded 50 million times.
  2. The BBC is slowing shutting down all its AM transmitters.
  3. Snoop Dogg hosted a Hurricane Harvey relief party. He brought strippers, of course.
  4. This rabbi doesn’t like Lorde very much. He took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post to make his point.
  5. Great. MORE emojis.
  6. New help with some mental health? Try group singing.
  7. Here are some visions for the future of music.
  8. Mariah Carey was paid HOW MUCH for that New Year’s Eve performance? After last year’s trainwreck?
  9. Drake played a super-secret private New Year’s Eve bash for Snapchat employees. He was well compensated, of course.
  10. Remember the hair band Cinderella? Before they got famous, they filmed a commercial for hot dogs. (Via Tom)
  11. Will Apple buy Netflix? There’s a 40% chance that it will.

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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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