Random Music News for Friday, December 26, 2014

Shop, consumers, shop! (And for American readers confused as to why we Canadians seems to devote a shopping day to pugilism, go here.)

  1. Bryan Ferry’s son was injured in a car accident. It looks grim.
  2. And the most legally downloaded artist on BitTorrent in 2014 is…
  3. Fat Possum, an indie label, is opening their own vinyl pressing plant.
  4. There’s a new book on the  making of Hole’s Live Through This.
  5. Looking for some new tunes to carry you through the holidays? Try volume 6 of our digest of new music at Flink.to.
  6. This the kind of thing that gets people riled up about services like Pandora. (Via Bobby)
  7. There’s something of a scandal regarding the rejection of Birdman in one of the musical categories at the Oscars.
  8. Sony is reportedly thinking about selling their music publishing division. That means Paul McCartney might have a chance to buy back some of his music.
  9. Learning taiko drumming in school?  Sure.
  10. This may make you feel old: 20 songs that are 20 years old in 2015.

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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