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Published on February 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, February 8, 2018

I love the idea of Trump’s plan for a big military parade in Washington. The comments to these ideas are hysterical. And now, read up the music news for February 8, 2018.

  1. Here’s the open letter written to the Grammy people by female record executives about the whole #MeToo/#TimesUp issue.
  2. The future of radio is being discussed here at a conference in Nashville. The consensus is that the radio industry needs to grow a pair.
  3. You know who was a big winner with Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance? Janet Jackson. Wait–what?
  4. A good question: Is Spotify now officially too big to fail?
  5. When it comes to streaming, learn from Drake,
  6. If you love statistical information about music, try this academic look at the nature of music charts.
  7. Has the iPod Touch reached the end of its lifespan? Let’s take a look
  8. This is potentially good news for the future of podcasters in Canada.
  9. A prediction making the rounds: The next non-English global hit (think “Despacito”) will come from the Middle East.
  10. Apple Watch sales are up 54%.
  11. Cliff Burton, Metallica’s long-gone bass player, is getting his own day in his hometown. (Via Tom)
  12. Wait: Quincy Jones dated Ivanka Trump?
  13. And he hated the Beatles?
  14. Drake’s dad now has his own line of suits.
  15. It looks like the Frank Zappa hologram tour is going ahead.



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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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