Random music news for Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fifty years ago today, the first permanent ARPANET (a forerunner to the internet) was established between UCLA and Stanford. And because of that, I can give you the music news for November 21, 2019.

  1. Now that Rage and My Chemical Romance are back together, which band will be the next to reunite? Let’s look at the odds.
  2. It’ll be interesting to see how Taylor Swift will address the situation with her master recordings dispute on the AMAs this Sunday. Here’s what could happen.
  3. Good point: Are the Grammys ageist?
  4. A new blink-182 Christmas song is coming soon.
  5. Imagine this presidential ticket for 2024: Kanye and Akon.
  6. There’s was an art auction in Toronto this week that featured some of Joni Mitchell’s works.
  7. Ja Rule seems to be off the hook for his involvement in the Fyre Festival.
  8. Ex-Patriots Rob Gronkowski is going to hold a pre-Super Bowl music festival in Miami featuring Diplo, Kaskade, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and Carnage.
  9. Wow! What a recorded music archive! I’d love to browse these shelves.
  10. Billie Eilish has launched a line of children’s clothing.
  11. The year’s most-viewed music videos on YouTube are dominated by Latin artists.
  12. And on a related topic, here’s a list of the top music videos of the 2010s.
  13. A good article on how live streaming is changing the music business for both artists and fans.
  14. Anyone else notice that Michelle Obama received a Grammy Award nomination yesterday?
  15. David Gilmour in engaged in a weird fight with the composer of a jingle for French trains.
  16. The 2010s was the decade when the notion of musical genre collapsed. Discuss.

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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