Random Music News for Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday. Not much of substance going on. Or is there?

  1. Celebrities (including a lot of musicians) are scrambling to register porn-related domains to keep them away from Internet trolls.
  2. A list of famous people who have voiced ad campaigns.
  3. Here’s a list of people with famous musician fathers.
  4. And now, a photo shoot of Conchita Wurst wearing lots of gold. What’s that? You don’t know Conchita Wurst? You will now.
  5. Heading to BC for the Pemberton Music Festival? It’s quite the lineup this year.
  6. There probably will never be a “Blurred Lines”/”Got to Give It Up”-type trial in Canada. Good. (Via FYI Music News)
  7. This story on Cynthia Lennon will (should) upset John Lennon fans.
  8. More on YouTube’s plans to launch an ad-free subscription service.
  9. Here’s a prank Rihanna pulled on Jimmy Kimmel. (Via Larry)
  10. Much (as in MuchMusic) has announced the launch of Much Digital Studios.
  11. The new renaissance in podcasting is NOT a bubble. It’s real.
  12. Aliens. GOTTA be aliens.
  13. Vanilla Ice takes burglary deal to keep from being put on ice.
  14. And the new guitarist for Megadeth is…
  15. So how are teens in 32 countries consuming music online? Like this.
  16. Have you heard of Rithm yet? If you’re into sharing music, you will.
  17. Ted Nugent vs. Barack Obama. You know this is gonna be weird.


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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