Random music news for Saturday, November 9, 2019

The first edition of Rolling Stone magazine was published on this day in 1967. Over to music new for November 9, 2019.

  1. Kanye seems to be serious about wanting to be president one day. He’s already campaigning
  2. …and wants to change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West.”
  3. He’s also the King of Christian music.
  4. I mean, I like Underworld, but having this guy for a neighbour would be too much.
  5. And is being late on stage really worth a lawsuit?
  6. Up until recently, the biggest market for cassette tapes were for police interviews.
  7. YouTube Music is now one of the hottest (read: most downloaded) apps in the world.
  8. Once Trent Reznor gets a few movie scores out of the way, there will be a new Nine Inch Nails record.
  9. The average music creator in Canada makes $54 in streaming revenue a year. A year.
  10. StubHub has adjusted the way they price tickets.
  11. Punk rock and heavy metal is having a rough go in Pakistan.
  12. Relationship drama with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson.
  13. Ed Sheeran has some nasty ancestors. (Actually, he doesn’t.)
  14. Can someone please tell Bruce Springsteen how to get to Sesame Street? They’d really like him to visit. (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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