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Published on July 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fifty-five years ago, some band named the Rolling Stones played their first gig. And now, the music news for July 12.

  1. Interested in some history about Guns ‘N Roses? Go here.
  2. Quincy Jones says the estate of Michael Jackson owes him $30 million.
  3. A dude showed up at a Boston radio station with an ax demanding that it play some Insane Clown Posse. That’s NOT the way to request a song, dude.
  4. How to speak with a Scottish accent as taught by a Korean man.
  5. These smart speakers can be really smart. See?
  6. And are you having trouble keeping track of the virtual assistants?
  7. Adele wants to do another Bond song? Apparently.
  8. Apple iTune’s share of video sales and rentals are half of what they were thanks to competition from Netflix and Amazon.
  9. What does Beyonce have planned for the African of Burundi?
  10. Firefighters at the Grenfell Tower disaster were U2’s special guests for a soundcheck.
  11. Spotify has reached a licensing deal with Sony. That’s another step on the way to an IPO.
  12. Spotify is trying this to attract more advertisers to its free tier.
  13. And Spotify has hired an expert in AI.
  14. Sting has donated some prize money to help the plight of refugees.
  15. More Trump tweets have been put to music.
  16. The UK music industry is up 12% this year thanks to increases in attendance at live shows.
  17. What are these strange sounds in gravitational wave data?
  18. Want to see how see how vinyl records are made? Go here.



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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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