Random Music News for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I think I have an Amex bill due today. Don’t let me forget.  And it’s one of those relatively lean music news days. We run into those once in a while.

  1. Grooveshark–remember them?–could be in legal trouble to the tune of three-quarters of a billion dollars.
  2. There’s a war brewing between Apple and Tidal over the latter’s insistence on exclusives.
  3. Billy Corgan has signed on as a senior producer for creative and talent development with TNA, a Nashville-based professional wrestling league. (Via Brent)
  4. iTunes is raising funds for victims of the Nepalese earthquake.
  5. Pandora’s payout per stream just rose by $0.0001. That’s not a typo.
  6. Elvis’ airplanes are staying at Graceland.
  7. Want to eat at Moby’s vegan restaurant?
  8. Downloads drop by 12% in the UK. But streaming is up 81%.
  9. BitTorrent has laid off close a third of the company.

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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