Random music news for Wednesday, December 4, 2019

It was on this day in 1965 that A Charlie Brown Christmas aired for the first time. Meanwhile, in music news for December 4, 2019…

  1. It was just a matter of time before anti-bullying people came after the story of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  2. This is why musicians should do whatever they can to get their music into a TV show or a movie. (Via Chef Mike)
  3. Why is everyone so obsessed with The 27 Club?
  4. If you cared about who won what with the first-ever Apple Music Awards, go here.
  5. Jack Black + Jack White = Tenacious Gray? Listen here.
  6. Genius vs. Google over stolen lyrics.
  7. Queen’s Brian May had surgery for bum Achilles tendon.
  8. Oprah is working on a documentary about the #MeToo situation in the music industry. This could be explosive.
  9. Speaking of explosive, look at the growth of podcasts over the last year.
  10. If you regularly post music on SoundCloud, you’ll want to take advantage of this.
  11. Also for musicians: If you find your material being used without authorization, look at this app called Pex.
  12. Oh, Elton.
  13. What, exactly, does a stylist do for a band? This.
  14. Into machine learning, AI and music? Look at this.
  15. Spotify is now selling promotional opportunities for music. And it’s not cheap.
  16. An extension that trolls trolls.
  17. Before you get your wife a Peleton bike for Christmas, watch this.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, December 4, 2019

  • December 4, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Allen, I trust your word 100% of the time, but you messed up this time. Charlie Brown Christmas was first aired Dec 9, 1965. Did you look at the 9 wrong and think it was a 4?

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