Random Music News for Thursday, October 22, 2015

Off to Vancouver tonight for some TV work. Must have oysters. And now, the music news…

  1. This is interesting: five reasons the major labels DIDN’T blow it when it came to dealing with Napster.
  2. Also interesting: a list of houses where some very famous rock star things happened.
  3. And one more: a British newspaper thinks it’s time for “Cool Canadiana.”
  4. The Beyonce-rules-the-world conspiracy. Or is it a conspiracy? Illuminati alert!
  5. Some Janet Jackson fans have run into copyright issues on Instagram.
  6. A Frozen plane? Please let it go.
  7. The Beatles figured prominently at this high-level meeting between the UK and China.
  8. Adele’s new album will be called 25 (but we already kinda knew that). She’s now talking about it.
  9. Cory Wells, the singer with Three Dog Night, has died.
  10. How a fight between Rogers and Videotron could tip the balance of streaming music in Canada.
  11. Did Glenn Danzig pound a fan in Montreal? The cops want to know.
  12. Let’s see what Bill Murray has to say about MC Hammer.
  13. It’s looking like it might be an iPhone Christmas.
  14. Abbey Road Studios has launched a new innovation project.
  15. There’s a new campaign to make Jonathan Richman’s “Roadrunner” the official song of Massachusetts. Watch this video and you’ll understand why.
  16. Jay Z won his “Big Pimpin'” copyright case.

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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