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Published on October 2nd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, October 2, 2017

On this day in 1950, the first-ever Peanuts cartoon was published. And now, the music news for October 2.

  1. Got something to submit for the 2018 Juno Awards? Go here.
  2. B.o.B. thinks the world is flat. Astronauts are having fun with this.
  3. Lady Gaga vs. Donald Trump re: Puerto Rico.
  4. What’s the future of music? Here are four possibilities.
  5. On that topic, is YouTube’s musical dominance doomed?
  6. Music-based social networks certainly seemed doomed.
  7. The Killers just nailed their first #1 album in the US.
  8. “Despacito” is about to hit 4 billion YouTube views. If you include the Justin Bieber remix version, it’s 5.6 billion.
  9. One thing we can’t forget in the ongoing NAFTA negotiations is protection for Canadian culture and artists.
  10. Springsteen’s Broadway run is going to go on and on and on
  11. Wow. Justin Bieber was really being a dick.
  12. Now here’s an example of new high-end portable audio.
  13. It looks like exclusives to specific streaming services are over. Good.
  14. We keep hearing that Musical.ly is the new Snapchat. True?



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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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