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Published on October 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, October 7, 2017

In Edmonton today for a speaking thing and the Up and Downtown Festival. If you’re in the neighbourhood, drop in. And now, the music news for October 6.

  1. Harvey Weinstein misquoted Jay-Z when he made a statement about his sexual harassment situation.
  2. Remember that women-only festival planned for Sweden? It’s still going ahead.
  3. Katy Perry is getting HOW MUCH for American Idol?
  4. Five things all radio broadcasters should know about the auto industry.
  5. After a brief slowing earlier in the year, vinyl sales continue their upward trend.
  6. Remember Terence Trent D’Arby? Here’s where he is now.
  7. A single 12 TB hard drive? Yep.
  8. Ticketmaster is suing a company thought to be using bots. Good.
  9. Linkin Park’s Carpool Karaoke segment will air next week. And yes, Chester was part of it.
  10. Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah is launching his own cryptocurrency.
  11. This guy wrote a hit song for Justin Bieber, so he’s probably rich, right? Nope. Take a look at his royalty statement.
  12. Harmon Kardon has a smart speaker on the way.
  13. What are “label services?” It’s an alternative to record labels.
  14. What word is the most “hip-hop?” What does that even mean? Time to consult science.
  15. Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scanlin is in trouble again. Gun charges.
  16. New emojis coming to iPhones and iPads next week.
  17. What the hell is Magic Leap?
  18. Beware swelling iPhone 8s.
  19. And that’s it for AIM Messenger after 20 years.



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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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