Random Music News for Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy 4/20. Productivity will grind to zero this afternoon.

  1. This is what happened on Saturday night at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
  2. Meanwhile, here are 40 acts that deserve to be inducted but haven’t been.
  3. And wasn’t it nice of Yoko Ono to say that “Ringo Starr was the most influential Beatle?”
  4. Can you identify what’s missing from these classic album covers?
  5. Here’s why you need to be careful about what you rap about–especially if you’re already in a violent street gang.
  6. If you’re thinking about getting into radio, better read this first.
  7. Did you know that you might have an FM chip in your smart phone? So why can’t you use it? Here’s why.
  8. How hip hop revolutionized recording technology.
  9. How to travel like a rock star.
  10. Spotify ad revenues were up 53% in the first quarter.
  11. A radio network win Malaysia is offering a Spotify rival for about $4 a month.
  12. If you’re going to Vegas anytime soon, there’s a musical version of Duck Dynasty playing. Seriously. (Via Tom)

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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