Random Music News for Friday, February 23, 2018

I’m going to miss the Winter Olympics when they’re over. I have a feeling, though, that I’ll be watching a lot of curling for the rest of the winter. Here’s your music news for February 23, 2018.

  1. This French guy has been ordered to pay €83 million over his piracy site.
  2. Billy Corgan says “this is not the time” to talk about the whole D’Arcy Wretzky thing. Okay, so when?
  3. How common is sexual assault/misconduct in the US entertainment industry? This bad.
  4. Here’s what people are thinking about smart speakers these days.
  5. There was a nice political protest moment at the Brits on Wednesday night. Way to go, Stormzy.
  6. Because tickets for the Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour go on sale today, here are 50 geeky facts about the band.
  7. How content gatekeepers are standing in the way of innovation. (This is so true in my experience!)
  8. Quincy Jones has had to apologize for being awesome.
  9. Let’s go back, WAY back and review U2’s first-ever recording sessions. (Via Michael)
  10. If you’re going to be in London anytime soon, this sound recordings exhibition at the British Museum sounds awesome.
  11. Lisa Marie Presley is suing her business manager, alleging he blew $100 million.
  12. It looks like Apple is planning some kind of upgrade to its AirPod 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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