Published on December 7th, 2018 | by Alan Cross1
Random music news for Friday, December 7, 2018
Off to the NE Caribbean Outpost for the next week. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be delivering music news on a daily basis.
- A TEN-HOUR Christmas song? Apparently so.
- Let this be the last word on the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” controversy. Please?
- But right on cue, here’s the annual controversy about that one word in the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.”
- This looks interesting: Apple might be ready to launch an “Apple Music for business” service.
- The data is clear. People are (a) streaming and (b) buying vinyl.
- These musicians have yet to give up their day jobs.
- The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” is now 50 years old. There are some creepy things associated with this song.
- Uh-oh. More Spice Girls reunion news.
- How much is Steve Jobs’ autograph worth today?
- There are plans for a Michael Hutchence sculpture in Australia.
- Five reasons concerts tickets are so expensive.
- How autonomy is going to change the cars we drive.
- Bose is now in the smart eyeglasses business.
- If you’re going to go after a musician’s crew, make sure that musician isn’t a professional wrestler first. (Via Tom)
- Got a kid? Want them to become a musician? Then look at this gift idea.
- If you’re a fan of church hymns–and really, who isn’t?–take a look at this story about favourite hymns.
- Oooo. A big K-pop controversy!
- An investor from Qatar has cozied up to Ice Cube.
- Good advice for anyone who wants to be a music manager.
- Why Lonely Island’s “Jizz in My Pants” was so important to the Internet. Seriously. That’s the thesis of this article.