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Published on February 16th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bad news: It’s Tuesday. Good news: It’s a short week. Bad news: Short weeks always seem longer somehow, especially in February. Good news: Your brain apparently works better in winter.

And now, the music news.

  1. Former Prince protegé Vanity is dead at 57.
  2. Apple Music put on a million paying subscriptions in a month. At this pace, they’ll be up with Spotify by the end of the year.
  3. Radio and cars still go together very, very well.
  4. Racist speech set to music. That’s one way to blunt the message.
  5. Is Chavril about to reunite?
  6. Looking for some wireless earbuds? These are getting great reviews.
  7. Here’s a first-person account of how you don’t mess with Taylor Swift.
  8. Wow. Canadian acts are really doing well internationally this year. REALLY well.
  9. Sum 41 made a TON of money. Look at Deryck Whibley’s new place in Ecinco, California.
  10. Bullet For My Valentine has released a new interactive app for both iOS and Android.
  11. Remember the little girl in Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” video? Dave Grohl caught up with her twenty-three years later. (Via Tom)
  12. Looking for an app that will seamlessly mix your songs? Try Serato’s Pyro. (Via Chris)
  13. A grad student has invented some earbuds that will never tangle. Never? (Via Tom)
  14. A case involving the death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has reached the Supreme Court.
  15. Why are so many dudes singing like ladies on the radio these days?



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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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