Random Music News for Friday, August 14, 2015

A big day in 1888: Thomas Edison played a recording of “The Lost Chord” by English composer Arthur Sullivan‘s during a press conference introducing his phonograph in London, England. This was one of the very first musical recordings ever made.

Now, on to music news…

  1. Billy Joel just became a new father–at age 66.
  2. Here are the details on Chris Cornell’s new solo album.
  3. That’ll be DOCTOR Ed Sheeran soon.
  4. Here’s an interesting list: 10 Russian boy bands.
  5. There are new Stats Canada numbers on the health of the Canadian sound recording and music publishing industry.
  6. Canadian lyrics search engine company LyricFind has expanded into China.
  7. Another example of how podcasts are now being taken seriously: they’re now being sold to sponsors just like new TV shows.
  8. The Pope has screwed up touring plans for this metal band.
  9. Ten artists who made apps that are worth downloading.
  10. LG plans a music service for its phone customers.

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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