Random Music News for Thursday, February 11, 2016

This is the fifteenth anniversary of the Anna Kournikova virus. And now, the music news.

  1. The Pirate Bay vs. Netflix: this will get weird. (Via Tom)
  2. Another look at the music charts and how they’ve been broken by the RIAA and YouTube.
  3. Here’s a music industry biography that comes highly recommended. Yes, it’s by one of the Pointer Sisters, but don’t let that dissuade you.
  4. Hitmaker Max Martin is now a Polar Prize laureate.
  5. Today’s lesson in karma: a bat shit on Kelly Osbourne’s head. Sins of the father?
  6. The Grammys are shaping up to be just one big memorial this year.
  7. Netflix has a new animated series coming featuring bugs and Beatles songs.
  8. Washington DC’s legendary 9:30 Club will soon have its own PBS show.
  9. David Bowie would have been a grandfather very soon had he lived.
  10. Random man walking his dog turns out to be Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
  11. The silent secret sunrise dance in South Africa.
  12. I know you’ve been dying to know how much awards show hosts gets paid. Here’s a taste.
  13. Sly Stone FINALLY gets millions of royalties that were due to him.
  14. Yeah, that’s artwork for Drake’s new album all over Toronto. Just in time for the NBA All-Star game, of course.
  15. Just shut up, Ted Nugent.

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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