Random music news for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

My neighbourhood drugstore is already stocking Halloween supplies. Anyone seen Christmas displays yet? Too soon, people. Too soon. It’s only August 14, 2018. Oh, and here’s some music news.

  1. Is it acceptable to use the term “urban music” these days? Apparently not.
  2. Want to make it as a musician? Once again, it all starts with writing bloody great songs.
  3. Ticketmaster has moved to shut down two European ticket resellers that they own. Interesting move.
  4. Know of any radio bloopers? Someone is collecting them and could use some help.
  5. Work in radio? Why? Does anything in this survey strike a chord?
  6. Why is so much of the radio industry still struggling with podcasting? Could this be why?
  7. And still on the subject, here are some suggestions about what radio should do with podcasting.
  8. John Mayer’s house was robbed. Thieves made off with $200K worth of stuff.
  9. I think we’d start preparing ourselves for a “Netflix tax.” And it’s a tax we probably should pay, too.
  10. Been to a festival and seen a pot company with a sponsorship or display? How legal is that right now? Let’s find out.
  11. New Order has announced a feature-length film called Decades.
  12. The iHeartRadio app is experimenting with something that should make the listening experience smoother. Here’s a demo.
  13. Old-school floppy discs: Not quite dead yet.
  14. Remembering Led Zeppelin’s first rehearsal 50 years ago this week.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

  • August 14, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I was just reminiscing about how happy I was to spend $70 to buy a 32 MB flash drive and never touch a diskette again.


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