Random music news for Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It was 70 years ago today that the People’s Republic of China was established. They’re not celebrating much in Hong Kong. Elsewhere on October 1, 2019…

  1. The last house in which Kurt and Courtney ever lived together–yes, that house–is up for sale.
  2. Looking for music discovery? I’d never heard of Audiomack, but it’s apparently the place to go.
  3. Pop songs are getting shorter. Why? This article tries to explain things.
  4. It appears more vinyl than CDs will be sold in Australia before the end of the year. That has not happened since the 80s.
  5. It has been a big week for people listening to Abbey Road by The Beatles.
  6. Fun fact: The mother of teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg is an opera star.
  7. The Aristocats vs. Lizzo.
  8. Next time you pass a busker on the street, think of this person.
  9. Someone made plans for Nigel–433 of them, in fact. (Via Alex)
  10. This musician raised money to pay for his next album by collecting empties.
  11. Justin Bieber just bought two $35,000 cats.

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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