Random Music News for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today is the 107th anniversary of the Tunguska Event. And remember tonight’s leap second. Don’t waste it.

  1. Sean Parker, one of the co-founders of Napster, has some interesting things to say about Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service.
  2. You’ll soon starting seeing more acts signed to Universal appearing at Marriott Hotels.
  3. Interesting: the late jazz great Ornette Coleman and his influence on both punk and hip hop.
  4. The original Dirty Dancing hotel is being changed into a yoga retreat.
  5. An interesting salary scale for people who work in radio in the US.
  6. This radio host got a little more than she bargained for on this call-in segment.
  7. It was 20 years ago that dance music changed forever in the UK.
  8. Shia Labeouf trash-raps Transformers.
  9. This 7 year-old set a world record for high-fives at Bonnaroo.
  10. Some thoughts on streaming music services and real music discovery.
  11. AC/DC is coming to Spotify and Apple Music.
  12. INXS’ Kirk Pengilly is being treated for cancer.
  13. The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach has another new band.
  14. The Game has been charged with punching an off-duty cop.
  15. And speaking of arrests… (Yes, it’s a joke, Kanye. Relax.) (Via Tom)
  16. Now you can see what music artists are Shazaming.
  17. The garbage left behind at Glastonbury. That’s the kind of mess 177,000 people leave behind.

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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