Random Music News for Friday, May 29, 2015

Finally on my way home. Singapore-Tokyo-Calgary-Toronto. All in steerage, of course.

  1. Teaching hip hop in Hong Kong.
  2. Fun: an oral history of Toronto’s Caribana Festival.
  3. Not strictly music related, but please do not do this.
  4. I’m not sure the school board approves of this Taylor Swift-lovin’ teacher.
  5. After 50+ years, both the Stones and the Grateful Dead have figured out how to beat the scalpers.
  6. Concert sponsorships have reached more than $1 billion so far this year.
  7. No, Jack White isn’t retiring.
  8. Interested in the future of mobile music? Read this.
  9. More airports should do the kind of thing Sea-Tac is doing with the musicians of Seattle. Like this, for example.
  10. It looks like Record Store Day is expanding to a full week.
  11. The organizers of Glastonbury were sent death threats when it was announced Kanye West would appear. What’s wrong with people?

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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