Random Music News for Tuesday, June 16, 2015

On this date in 1963, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space.

  1. Rush has FINALLY made the cover of Rolling Stone.
  2. When we think about recommendations provided by streaming music services, it’s usually about current bands that we’ve missed. But Spotify is working on a new recommendation feature that puts everything in a time machine. It’s very nostalgic.
  3. If you work in the music industry, there’s a new site for connecting with people just like you. Take a look at The Global Music Community.
  4. So who are the DJs working for Apple’s Beats 1 “global radio station?” These people.
  5. An Irish radio star was targeted with an acid attack because he came out in support of gay marriage.
  6. Still with radio, here’s how Norway explains why they’re dumping FM entirely.
  7. Here’s how music piracy works in Mali.
  8. So Taylor Swift is now crashing weddings
  9. …and Ed Sheeran is annoying people shopping at the mall?
  10. The Smashing Pumpkins have lost two more members.
  11. Just as Apple Music gets launched two weeks from today, GarageBand for Mac will get a big upgrade.
  12. How big is music tourism to the British economy? Big. REALLY big.

 

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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