Random music news for Thursday, November 7, 2019

Are airports the only places you see people fiddling with dot-matrix printers anymore? What are they printing? Just askin’. On to music news for November 7, 2019.

  1. The parents of Scott Johnson, the Radiohead drum tech killed in the June 2012 stage collapse at Downsview Park in Toronto, want a public apology.
  2. No. No f**king way.
  3. Here we go with another Smiths reunion rumour.
  4. A transgender metal singer has won re-election in Virginia.
  5. A sobering stat: 91% of artists remain undiscovered.
  6. The Chris Brown yard sale. Why anyone patronizes anything this guy does is beyond me.
  7. You don’t want to know how much “Baby Shark” is pulling in.
  8. Radio requests: Still a thing.
  9. How many people does it take to write a hit song in 2019? A lot.
  10. There’s a new documentary about people moving on and selling their vast record collections.
  11. Check out this 17-year-old Toronto singer named Ren. Tons of potential here.
  12. The hottest new format for music? The 3-inch vinyl record. Even Disney is on board.
  13. Twitter Topics. This could be an interesting feature.
  14. Not everyone is happy with the direction of the podcast industry. See?
  15. Joe Pesci–yes, him–has a new album coming.

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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