Random Music News for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Don’t celebrate this: the Nazi Party was founded on this day in 1920. Let’s leave that behind and focus on some music news, shall we?

  1. Major artists are sucking in more streaming revenue than ever before.
  2. Free legal TV forever? It’s possible. Look. (Via Tom)
  3. The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am has a new voice-activated smartwatch.
  4. Some secret Michael Jackson letters have been uncovered for a new BBC documentary.
  5. Cats. What makes them music critics?
  6. Is the new GnR lineup doing some recording?
  7. Forget WiFi for downloading music. You really want LiFi.
  8. The complicated business of defending Kanye West.
  9. Janet Jackson will perform at the Dubai World Cup, which probably the richest horserace in the world. This will be her first performance at a major sporting event since the infamous wardrobe malfunction.
  10. The Catholic archbishop of Singapore wants people to stay away from the upcoming Madonna concert.
  11. Adam Levine: still a douchebag.
  12. Do you use SoundClud? Then you may be interested in SoundCloud Pulse.
  13. Sub Pop now has a podcast.
  14. Here’s an interesting new twist on earbuds.

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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