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Published on July 13th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, July 13, 2017

Question: Will Donald Trump throw Donald Jr. under the bus over this whole Russia thing? And now, music news for July 13.

  1. Indie Week is coming up in Toronto in November. Here’s the first round of artist announcements.
  2.  Radiohead on playing a gig in Israel: “Playing a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government.”
  3. During a cop’s funeral in New York, this guy blasted NWA’s “Fuck Tha Police” from his apartment window.
  4. Here’s another take on Spotify’s “fake artists” scandal.
  5. Modfather Paul Weller just welcome his eighth child.
  6. Whatever happened to Muzak?
  7. Kermit the Frog has a new voice for the first time in 27 years.
  8. So what exactly does Facebook have planned for music? This might offer a clue.
  9. A review of the Canadian Copyright Act coming up. Best get prepared.
  10. Here’s one example where current copyright rules may be constraining music.
  11. Google is working on AI tech that will automate the writing of news stories. Can’t say I’m happy about this.



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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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One Response to Random Music News for Thursday, July 13, 2017

  1. David Gerard says:

    I can’t wait for Music Business Worldwide’s SCATHING EXPOSE!! of that FAKE ACTOR!! Kevin Spacey on that FAKE SHOW!! House of Cards. You can tell it’s fake because it’s hugely popular but it’s ONLY on Netflix!!

    You know, the actual listeners are fine with this, because they sure aren’t hitting fast-forward.

    What this actually reveals: label A&R is so bad they literally fail at competing with muzak.

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