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  Absolute Music, the store, is closed

 Doug & Sandi are Retired

Thank you to all of our customers  who have

supported us for the last 26 years.

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  Our Instructors will be teaching at a new Music Studio on the Mountain,

 Phone Ashton at Hilltop Music

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  - Spotify acquires minority stake in DistroKid, enabling artists

 to upload to multiple services from Spotify

 - Spotify allows artists to place songs direct

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 -  President Trump signs Music Modernization Act into law

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Music NewsCaps (in one sentence)

Neil Young 72, marries the younger Daryl Hannah 57

Lineup for Soundgarden's Chris Cornell tribute include

Metallica, Foo Fighters, Audio Slave, Soundgarden & more

Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac kick off new tour Oct 2019

MTV resurrects "Sprink Break" March 19th 2019 in Cancun

Mexico.

Album sales for the first 6 monthsof 2018 have dropped by

over 25% from last year

Joni Mitchell celebrates her 75th Birthday

Spice Girls new tour sells out in just over 2 minutes

ASCAP takes 12 Restaurants & Bars to court for not paying royalties on music being played in their premises.

 Rap music mogul James Rosemond aka Jimmy the Henchman owner of Czar Entertainment sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for ordering the murder of Lodi Mack He paid the killers with $30,000. worth of cocaine

Roy Clark, Grand Ole Oprey & Hee Haw Star dies from pneumonia at age 85.

NetEase Cloud Music, a Music Streaming service in China hits 600 million registered users.

Sony Music buys EMI Music Publishing for 2.3 Billion dollars

Liberty Media's Sirius XM Radio group looking into buying 1/2 of Vivendi's stake in Universal Music Group

Rammstein sells out entire tour in a few hours

Ariana Grande's Thank u next takes the number one spot on Spotify hitting 8 million streams, which pays about 45 to $50,000. to an artist

Amazon Music has launched in Mexico

 

Spotify claims it has paid 2 Billion Euros (approx 3 Billion Cdn 2.27 Billion US) in the first 9 months of this year

 The Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 nominees include Mariah Carey, Vince Gill, Missy Elliott, Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lennox, Tommy James, John Prine, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam),  among others

Billboard

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How old is Mick Jagger ?

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YouTube claims it has paid over 2 Billion dollars CDN in royalties to music rights holders in the past year

The Bud Light Super Bowl 3 night Music Festival debuts Jan 31st 2019 in Atlanta's State Farm Arena. Performers include Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Ludacris and more.

Ronnie James Dio as a Hologram, backed by his live band, just came off a European tour and are heading for North America early 2019

Spotify stock falls to an all time low

 Rolling Stone Magazine partners with Music Business Worldwide on music business reporting

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Digital Music Royalties (streaming etc) hits 1.5 Billion $ CDN per year

 MTV has bought the SnowGlobe Music Festival

  90% of the population in Norway, Denmark and Sweden stream music

 Spotify launches "Publishing Analytics" for Music Publishers

 Global Music Royalties has grown to 12 Billion Dollars CDN a year

 12 People killed in shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill, a Country Music  Bar  in Thousand Oaks California

 The Stones are planning a North American Tour  Spring 2019  

 

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