Random music news for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Schmooze, the elder English bull terrier, had her tenth birthday yesterday. She still thinks she’s a puppy, which is fine by me. Now some music news for May 22, 2018.

  1. Got four hours? Kanye has just released a documentary.
  2. How much do you know about secondary ticket seller StubHub? This article clears up a lot of misunderstandings.
  3. The Arctic Monkeys have the fastest-selling vinyl record in the UK in 25 years.
  4. This could be the cheekiest name for a radio contest ever. I like it.
  5. How many of these radio station myths have you heard? How many do you believe?
  6. A promising 3D audio headphone company has gone out of business.
  7. Can you buy your way onto Apple’s podcast charts? It looks like it.
  8. Conventional wisdom says that Mozart was an alcoholic. But maybe not.
  9. This guy is worried about Rush’s Neil Peart contributing to deforestation because all the drumsticks he uses. Relax, dude: Rush has retired.
  10. Here’s what happens when you let AI write a script for Game of Thrones.
  11. Interesting: Collectively, indie labels are bigger than any major label.
  12. This South African musician has sued EVERYONE for copyright infringement. And I do mean EVERYONE.
  13. And now some actual jailhouse rock.
  14. The Pussycat Dolls are suing because The Daily Mail suggested they were a “prostitution ring.”
  15. Microsoft’s Cortana assistant is about to get smarter.
  16. A street in Detroit has been named after Michael Jackson. (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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