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Published on February 1st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello, February. At least you’re the normal 28 days this year. And now, the music news.

  1. Professor Griff of Public Enemy thinks that Donald Trump “needs to meet some real black people.”
  2. No, Drake’s LA home isn’t up for sale. It’s a big hoax.
  3. Speaking of Drake, he, Kanye and Bieber are going to skip the Grammys.
  4. So who’s performing at the Grammys? Let’s take a look.
  5. Sarah McLachlan will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2017 Juno Awards.
  6. Why do we hear voices in random noise?
  7. Album sales in Canada are down 25.9% from this time last year. Digital albums lead the way with a drop of 33.1%. Vinyl is down 1.4% so far. The death of HMV will only exacerbate this.
  8. Meanwhile, on-demand music streams are up 104% from this week in 2015.
  9. Need to blow off some Trump steam? Try this. (Via Danny)
  10. So where does all the concert ticket money go, anyway?
  11. There is no such thing as “too much practice” when it comes to learning a musical instrument.
  12. Akon has something to say to Donald Trump. He doesn’t pull punches, either.
  13. Remember the “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” commercials? A Chinese phone company has hired the Mac dude to push an Android phone.
  14. More radio stations have had their signal hacked resulting in 15-minute loops of “Fuck Donald Trump” by YG & Nipsey Hustle being broadcast.



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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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