Random Music News for Thursday, November 19, 2015

Is it just me or is this week going by extra-slow? Now, the music news.

  1. Dave Grohl is going to take on Animal in some kind of drum battle in an upcoming version of the new grown-up Muppets TV show.
  2. The guy who owned an illegal cyber-locker used for music piracy has been hit with a jail term.
  3. How to make sense of Spotify’s 1,371 music genre classifications.
  4. Taylor Swift just did a nice thing for NYC schools.
  5. Here are 21 reasons you need to start dating a classical musician.
  6. Another example of how music can help with dementia.
  7. Pandora answers some questions about its impending purchase of Rdio’s assets.
  8. And here is some media analysis of the Pandora takeover.
  9. This noise deterrent could be bad for children. Won’t someone please think of the children?
  10. Adele’s 25 will ship 3.6 million copies in the US this week. Will she break ‘NSYNC’s all-time one-week sales record? The current project is 2.5 million.
  11. Hey, parents! Concerned that your kids be brought up on “good” music? Read this.
  12. The new “Trump Trump” app blocks any mention of Donald Trump from reaching your smartphone.
  13. Looking for a hip hop alias? Take a look at this for inspiration.
  14. Jarvis Cocker” “Thunderbirds are GO!”
  15. What does a Derek Jeter underwear deal have to do with 50 Cent? This.

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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