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Published on September 18th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, September 18, 2017

Polaris Music Prize Day! Come back tomorrow for all the results. And now, the music news for September 18.

  1. Did a Chinese streaming music company try to buy Spotify last year? That’s the rumour.
  2. Madonna was worried her underwear thief was out for her DNA. Why? To clone her?
  3. The top five ways the iPhone has influenced the world.
  4. This post agrees with me about the iPhone X: Buying an iPhone 8 is a much better value.
  5. Besides, next year at this time, we’ll apparently be able to control smartphones with our mind.
  6. Dame Judi Dench is now a rapper. Seriously.
  7. White nationalists shouldn’t mess with Johnny Cash.
  8. If you’re interested in Spotify’s latest legal woes, read this.
  9. Is this the most annoying commercial jingle in the world right now.
  10. Ringo would like us to know how he feels about Lennon-McCartney songwriting credits.
  11. Chinese hip hop is coming this way.
  12. As usual, the nominees for Britain’s Mercury Prize are seeling a sales boost.
  13. Justin Roiland of Rick and Morty fame seems to have an actual hit single.
  14. Is the death of loud autoplay videos imminent? Let’s hope so.
  15. The plan to stage a “man-free” music festival in Sweden is…getting complicated.
  16. Omharmonics?”
  17. The allegations of rape and kidnapping against The Decapitated have people talking about misogyny in metal.
  18. And in science news, playing the digeridoo alleviates snoring.



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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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