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AUGUST “I’M JUST TRYING TO MAKE GOOD QUALITY MUSIC, ‘CAUSE I DO REALIZE THIS MUSIC IS GOING TO BE AROUND MUCH LONGER AUGUST 8: GLEN CAMPBELL PASSES AWAY It is announced that the country music legend has passed away in a care facility after a long and public struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He is remembered for his songwrit- ing, which blurred the lines between country and pop. AUGUST 17: SPOTIFY REMOVES RACIST MUSIC In response to the violent white supremacy rallies in Charlottesville, VA, Spotify begins removing racist music from its databases. This includes any artists that are openly neo-fascist or racist, or those that incite violence against certain groups of people. AUGUST 28: MTV’S VMA AWARDS Katy Perry hosts MTV’s annual Video Music Awards show, which features performances by Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kyle, and more. Taylor Swift premieres her video for “Look What You Made Me Do” at the show, and Ken- drick Lamar receives the coveted Video of the Year award for “HUMBLE.” SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 7: SPOTIFY AND HULU ANNOUNCE STREAMING BUNDLE In an effort to face competitors in the streaming world, Spotify and Hulu teamed up to offer college students a new discounted bundle; they can receive both for only five dollars a month. THAN ME.” —TOM PETTY OCTOBER 10: BET HIP-HOP AWARDS Eminem performs a cypher at the BET Awards, directly attacking President Trump and his work in the office. He receives high praise from fans, and even Colin Kaepernick tweets at him in solidarity. NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 8: THE CMAS The 51st annual Country Music Awards take place in Nashville. They are hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. NOVEMBER 19: THE AMAS The American Music Awards take place in Los Angeles at the Microsoft theater, with Bruno Mars taking the highest number of nominations. Diana Ross receives a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to music. SEPTEMBER 26: CHANCE THE RAPPER PERFORMS NEW SONG LIVE After a busy few years of touring and raising awareness about problems in the Chicago Public School system, Chance came back with a new original and unrecorded song on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. It is one of his most personal songs to date. OCTOBER ► OCTOBER 2: TOM PETTY PASSES AWAY Amid a few confusing news reports, it is announced that the rockstar and voice behind Tom Petty and the Heart- breakers is officially dead at age 66. He fell into cardiac arrest in his Malibu home and was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he passes peacefully surrounded by friends and family. 108 ©Richard E. Aaron/Redferns