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Published on July 19th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

That church down the street is gearing up for vacation bible school. That’s a sure sign that we’re deep into summer. Next up: the back-to-school blitz. And now, the music news for July 19.

  1. Why is Netflix growing faster than Spotify? Here’s one explanation.
  2. One of R Kelly’s alleged captive victims has come forward. This is not going well for Kelly.
  3. Pussy Riot says that Vladimir Putin isn’t nearly as powerful as the West thinks he is.
  4. Ed Sheeran’s appearance on Game of Thrones isn’t being received well.
  5. He’s even had to delete his Twitter account.
  6. Sheeran’s next TV role? As Lisa’s crush on The Simpsons.
  7. If you’re a fan of prog, you might be interested in this upcoming ELP box set.
  8. A man singing in Times Square annoyed two brothers. So they slashed him.
  9. Gwyneth Paltrow, the musical. No, really.
  10. These guitars are made from wood taken from the benches of the Hollywood Bowl in LA.
  11. What does the future of podcasting look like? Here’s one view.
  12. Speaking of which, are musicals about to shake up podcasts?
  13. Mariah Carey is producing a scripted drama based on her life. One thing’s for sure: it will be dramatic.
  14. Robert Johnson booze. About time.
  15. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson loves his vintage bomber aircraft.
  16. A member of Bombay Bicycle Club has an around-the-world photo travel diary.
  17. Well, isn’t this an interesting music venue.
  18. Small webcasters in the US are getting nailed over licensing issues.



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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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