Random Music News for August 16, 2014

It’s a nice day here in Edmonton.  Let’s see what New Music West has to offer today.

  1. Morrissey was NOT dropped by his record label after all.  So who lied about it?
  2. Mayhem at an Ohio stop on the Motley Crue tour.
  3. Is Coldplay’s Chris Martin dating Jennifer Lawrence? Do you care?
  4. Wax Trax! Records has been resurrected!  Yay!
  5. Having sex? Then do NOT play these songs in the background! (Via Tom)
  6. How the music industry is being driven by divers ethnic musical tastes.  I find this fascinating. (Thanks to Bridget for this.)
  7. Why are you spending $200 on headphones when you can get something that sounds as good for a lot cheaper? The answer may be sobering.
  8. Here’s a great case study on how a musician used data to make things happen. (Bridget again.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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