Random Music News for August 1, 2014

It’s August already? How the hell did that happen?

  1. Rob Zombie is going the crowdfunding route for his next horror movie.
  2. Are Apple and Beats laying people off? It depends on whom you ask
  3. What happened with the Canadian Air Guitar Championships last night in Toronto? (Thanks to Tom for the link.)
  4. Non-headliners at this weekend’s Lollapalooza to watch.
  5. They’ve made a documentary about the David Bowie Is museum exhibit.
  6. Well, this is a pessimistic view of the music industry--especially if you’re a musician hoping to make a living.
  7. Shazam, the music ID app, has announced a version just for the Mac.

Alan Cross

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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