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Published on December 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, December 7, 2017

The air here in Hanoi tastes funny. Diesel fume, lead, cadmium. Probably not wise to go for a jog, then. But we can talk about music news for December 7.

  1. The new code of conduct for cellular providers is now in effect in Canada. No more unlocking charges, no more unreadable contracts. Details here.
  2. If you’re a Spotify user, you may be interested to learn about the #1 playlist in the entire world.
  3. Are these the ten best music tech innovations of the year? Some damn cool stuff, that’s for sure.
  4. Here are ten tech predictions for 2018.
  5. And the new director replacing Bryan Singer on the Freddie Mercury biopic is…who?
  6. This new Amazon vs. Google battle is not going to serve consumers well.
  7. The saga over Madonna’s rogue panties continues.
  8. Predictions are that a million pieces of new vinyl are going to be sold in the UK over Christmas alone. Wow.
  9. John Mayer had to get an emergency appendectomy.
  10. Emirates Airlines has teamed up with Spotify to create some travel playlists.
  11. Tidal now supports Apple CarPlay.
  12. Tom forwarded this video of Dolph Lundgren singing. He’s sorry. I think.
  13. Remember the DJ who lost the groping lawsuit to Taylor Swift? He just settled up.
  14. Babies playing air guitar. That is all.
  15. Apparently, there’s a secret behind the New Orleans clarinet.
  16. This black metal album was made entirely by AI. Listen.



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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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