Random music news for Friday, November 8, 2019

Gordon Ramsey turns 53 today. F**kin’ hell. Meanwhile, in music news for November 8, 2019…

  1. Looking to write a catchy song? Read this.
  2. Michael Jackson’s moonwalk socks are going up for auction–and it’ll cost you.
  3. Sharon Stone is suing rapper Chanel West Coast (anyone else watch Ridiculousness?) over the song “Sharon Stoned.”
  4. Toronto musicians have banded together to demand more DIY spaces in the city.
  5. Ric Ocasek, the late singer of The Cars, cut his ex-wife Paulina Porizkova out of his will.
  6. Tori Amos is the next artist to have a memoir.
  7. Really, Noel?
  8. Notice what YouTube has done with thumbnails?
  9. Drake weed. Of course.
  10. There’s a chance that all former members of KISS will take part in the final concert.
  11. The “infinite music app.” This sounds interesting–and endless.
  12. This radio logs every song you’ve ever heard ever. One catch: You have to be a Last.fm listener.
  13. An increasingly important question: Does music created by AI qualify for copyright protection?

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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