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Published on April 20th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, April 20, 2017

4-20, yada, yada, yada.  And now, the music news for April 20.

  1. If you’re a Canadian musician, read this. It explains how Canadian music royalties work.
  2. Tanya Tagaq, who is Inuit, is pushing for an American band called Eskimeaux to change their name.
  3. Canada’s analogue broadcasting rules definitely need an update in the digital era. And it’s coming.
  4. Apple has made GarageBand free for everyone.
  5. Lana Del Rey teased a song inspired by North Korea. You read that right.
  6. Raffi, the children’s entertainer, isn’t happy with The New Pornographers and their name.
  7. This looks interesting: Spotify’s new “branded moments.”
  8. Is online music heading towards a MySpace moment?
  9. “The greatest music teacher who ever lived.”
  10. Nicki Minaj’s new video is a case of unfortunate timing.
  11. Can this guy clean up the cause of drug deaths on the EDM scene?
  12. Twelve things we’ve learned in the twelve months since Prince died.
  13. Ukraine is having trouble with Ukrainian music. The problem? Russia.
  14. Bill Murray is now singing Gershwin? Yep.



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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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