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Random Music News for Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Perseid meteor shower should peak tonight. Pray for clear skies. And now, the music news…

  1. Musicians have sued the major labels over streaming revenue. This could (should?) blow up into a huge story.
  2. This is Turnplay, a pretty cool turntable app for your iPad.
  3. Taylor Swift is apparently thinking about buying her boyfriend this castle.
  4. The premiere of the NWA bio-pic Straight Outta Compton had some pretty heavy security. No real surprise, eh?
  5. Settle down. Marvin Gaye’s son isn’t suing the creators of Empire.
  6. Music may help treat epilepsy. (Via Peter)
  7. If you’re writing songs aimed at women, here are six words to avoid.
  8. Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin is heading out on a book tour. This is great–if you like academic discussions of population issues.
  9. “Behind the Song” posts/explanations are being increasingly popular. This is good.
  10. Revisiting the era of the rock groupie of the 1970s.
  11. In a band and need a website? This new AI design tool looks really cool. (Via Larry)
  12. These deadly reptiles sing to each other.
  13. Showtime is going to create a show based on Patti Smith’s memoirs.
  14. Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake has a new initiative to help the people of South Sudan.
  15. Plays on Soundcloud have doubled in the past year.
  16. Did Google just scam the entire music business?

Alan Cross

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