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Published on September 20th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Repeat after me: It’s still summer. It’s still summer. It’s still summer. And now, the music news for September 20.

  1. Here’s an early review of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Maybe you don’t need the iPhone X after all.
  2. Are kids growing up slower? According to this survey, yes.
  3. Taylor Swift has been hit with a plagiarism suit over “Shake It Off.”
  4. Are you an artist with songs on Spotify? This site might help create “best of” music discovery opportunities for your stuff.
  5. When AI eventually goes wrong, it will go VERY wrong.
  6. Slow ticketing” could be a big part of the future of concerts.
  7. Yes, Cypress Hill is working with the London Symphony Orchestra.
  8. Ho Chi Minh City has a “guitar street.” Who knew?
  9. Morrissey’s new single features him yelling at the media.
  10. This charging “vase” can siphon electricity to your mobile phone from up to a foot away. Anything to get rid of all these damn cords…
  11. Mariah Carey is being sued for not paying some Christmas choir singers.
  12. Pharrell Williams got political at a special VH-1 event.
  13. What can we learn from the impending sale of Rolling Stone?
  14. Vancouver’s weekly alternative, The Georgia Strait, is turning 50.
  15. This singer from Zimbabwe wants to save us from “predictable music.”



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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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