Random Music News for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Got my kangaroo selfie.

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  1. How is Shane McGowan of the Pogues still not dead? (Via Tom)
  2. It’s amazing how much attention Lisa Loeb still gets for that one song 20 years later.
  3. Here’s more coverage of that leaked contract between Spotify and Sony.
  4. The value of the global EDM market has been placed at nearly $7 billion.
  5. Today’s Apple Watch is twice as powerful as a Cray-2 supercomputer made in 1985.
  6. Here’s coverage of the last show that involved U2 tour manager Danny Sheehan. He’d die of cardiac arrest in his hotel room a few hours after the gig.
  7. A child molestation claim against the Michael Jackson estate has been dismissed.
  8. Well, here’s a new Guinness Book of World Records entry for music.
  9. The coroner says there’s no sign that BB King was poisoned.
  10. So Jennifer Lawrence is now living with Chris Martin?
  11. Apple has passed Google as the world’s most popular brand.
  12. How best to fix the music industry? Rip it up and start all over again.

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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