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Published on November 9th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, November 9, 2017

One year of Trump. How y’all feeling? And now, some music news for November 9.

  1. Speaking of Trump, Paul McCartney is not a fan.
  2. There are people who think that Taylor Swift is going to sell two million copies of her new album called Reputation when it comes out on Friday.
  3. In #MeToo news, an ex-bodyguard of Mariah Carey says she harassed him. You read that correctly.
  4. A guitar once owned by Prince just sold for $700,000 USD at auction.
  5. Indie labels seem to be doing well. The latest numbers say they collectively took in $6 billion USD last year, which was good for 38% of the global market.
  6. The “dubstep violinist?” Yep.
  7. A couple of major labels are stepping up when it comes to birth control benefits for their employees.
  8. Here’s a list of the top 25 music and film schools.
  9. Watch out for the Netflix email scam. Here’s what to look for.
  10. What is the “Yeezy sound?” And why has Kanye filed four trademarks in relation to his next project?
  11. Here’s the house Kimye just sold.
  12. Drake wants a rare Harry Potter book for his birthday. It’s only $160,000.
  13. Bono welcomes any investigation into the parts of his finances exposed by the release of the Paradise Papers.
  14. Turns out Alexa speakers really know how to party. Just ask the cops.
  15. Bee Gees: The Musical.
  16. Do you use Tunein Radio? They’re in some legal trouble in the UK.
  17. Going to a concert in the US? Here’s a list of the cities with the most expensive concert tickets.
  18. Like rock, country music has a big problem with streaming.



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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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