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Random Music News for Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Apple Day. Let’s hope they do something about Apple Music. Speaking of music news…

  1. Speaking of Apple, new figures say that they account for 44.2% of all American smartphone users.
  2. Wait: the NFL has invited Bruno Mars back for a Super Bowl halftime show already?
  3. There’s a real chance that Ricky Gervais will record a duet with Ed Sheeran.
  4. Bon Jovi in China? Nope. The government has pulled the plug on that tour.
  5. How would this be for a one-of-a-kind musical wedding present for the 1 percenters?
  6. The BBC has announced a new streaming/music discovery plan.
  7. Lemmy has a lung infection. That’s the problem.
  8. Is virtual reality the thing that’s going to take classical music to the next level? Maybe.
  9. If you’re going to call 911, don’t claim to be Nicki Minaj–especially if you’re a dude.
  10. You know that Kentucky clerk that won’t issue gay marriage licenses? Survivor (yes, the band) is thinking of suing her over “Eye of the Tiger.”
  11. Did you know that whales sing in their own local dialects? Me, neither.
  12. Chrissie Hynde has no time for today’s lewd pop stars.
  13. The headliners for Glastonbury have been booked for 2016 and 2017. Betcha the Foo Fighters are one. Who’s the other?
  14. Taylor Swift now has more followers on Instagram than Kim Kardashian. You realize this means war, right?
  15. There’s a new electronic musical conference–and it’ll be held in Dubai.
  16. Interesting: “How Rap Got Weird.”
  17. Some Canadian songs have been declared “annoying” by Mojo Magazine. Can you guess which ones without looking?


Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random Music News for Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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