Random music news for Wednesday, June 26, 2019

I have this TEDx event in Winnipeg today. Should be interesting. Meanwhile, here’s what’s going on with music news for June 26, 2019.

  1. Yes, Michael Jackson was buried. Here’s why that’s news.
  2. Woodstock 50 has found a new venue, but it’s only one-third the size of what they originally proposed.
  3. The New York Times has an updated list of artists whose master recordings were lost in the Universal Music fire of 2008. Sheryl Crow is one of hundreds who is not happy.
  4. Idiot.
  5. Got a kid? Get them music lessons. Here is another reason why.
  6. Twenty One Pilots is getting their own street in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. It’s just temporary, though.
  7. These are the worst raps of the 21st century–so far.
  8. Here’s me on Global New Radio AM 640 talking about how record labels have never taken good care of master tapes.
  9. Fans of 80s music are going bonkers over this festival.
  10. “Music is significantly undervalued.” Discuss.
  11. This book looks interesting: William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ‘n’ Roll. (Via Michael)

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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