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Published on March 6th, 2018 | by Jon Bunnies


Random music news for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

It was on this day in 1975 that the public got its first look at the . What we see in those frames is still unexplained. And with that, here’s music news for March 6, 2018.

  1. Russ Soloman, the founder of Tower Records, . He died at age 92 while drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars.
  2. People: PLEASE stop with the concert stage invasions (like and .)
  3. Canadian music sales last week vs. one year ago: Total albums, -28%; digital albums, -19.2%; physical albums, -33.1%; CD, -37.2%; digital tracks, -19.7%; vinyl, +34.3%; streaming, +58.7%.
  4. Now that music’s doing better, “.”
  5. More on smart speakers: The market is .
  6. These people went to an Australian music festival. They may have left with .
  7. If you’re a Linkin Park fan, you might be interested in hearing this . (Via Gord)
  8. Micky Foote, the producer of the first Clash album, . He was 66.
  9. Here’s “.”
  10. Like Canadian indie guitar rock? Take a look at .
  11. Radio’s “.” (I prefer the word “habit,” as do a few other radio folk.)
  12. March Madness-like bracket time: ?
  13. U2 has some on the way.
  14. Are you using a hacked app to access Spotify? You won’t be much longer. .
  15. Ethiopia has its .
  16. This won’t cause any problems. Nope. No way. Never. What could possibly go wrong?
  17. Here’s on the way we use social media. Fascinating.

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About the Author

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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