Random music news for Monday, September 10, 2018

I’m now somewhere in the Far East, which means it’s actually Tuesday for me (damn dateline time travel), but for everyone back home, this is your regular music news dispatch for Monday, September 10, 2018.

  1. John Lennon now has his own US postal stamp. Not everyone is happy about that.
  2. What keeps Paul McCartney writing songs at age 76? Let’s ask.
  3. And long before Colin Kaepernick helped Nike boost sales, the Beatles did it. Difference is, they didn’t like it. Not one bit. (Via Bobby)
  4. This fall is all going to be about things having to do with Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary. Like this.
  5. Apple has just released 116 charts tracking music popularity on its platforms.
  6. Ram horn rock stars. Wait–what?
  7. Twitter and Periscope now have audio-only live broadcasts.
  8. Score an EGOT for John Legend, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
  9. Olivia Newton-John is fighting cancer for the third time.
  10. It was just last week that we heard Mastodon’s manager had pancreatic cancer. He’s now passed away.
  11. Pussy Riot: In jail AGAIN.
  12. No rain? Got a drought? Then try folk music.
  13. Fornite Monopoly. An interesting juxtaposition in gaming, no?
  14. And the “most-trusted” audio/video streaming service is… Really?
  15. Are you a musician/composer who isn’t getting the credit you deserve when it comes to projects to which you’ve contributed? Take a look at Jammber.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Monday, September 10, 2018

  • September 10, 2018 at 11:41 am
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    Thanks for including us! I am Jammber CEO Marcus Cobb and we’re excited to announce Jammber Creator Suite, the suite of tools that bring money and credits closer to the creators. There are a limited number of priority access spots left for the suite, claim yours here: http://www.jammber.com

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