Random Music News for Friday, February 9, 2018

Home after a week in Nashville. I need some greens and fibre. Now that I’ve left you with that image, here’s the music news for February 9, 2018.

  1. How did I miss this? Wednesday was International Clash Day. (Via Tom)
  2. Ozzy says he’s retiring. Again.
  3. Want to buy Adele’s country home? It’s for sale.
  4. Drake has been on a real charitable kick recently.
  5. Why are we still talking why or why not there was a Prince hologram at the Super Bowl?
  6. Oscar-nominated music scores seem to be doing well in unusual places.
  7. Are you a band struggling with digital? Take a read of this.
  8. There’s new data on how country music fans are taking advantage of streaming music services. The results are interesting.
  9. Chinese rap is in crisis. Blame the government.
  10. A list of artists that have performed as holograms.
  11. How to run an indie music business out of an apartment.
  12. Cool! Mapping the world’s music preferences.
  13. The singer of the Kaiser Chiefs is going to appear on the Great Canadian Bake-Off.
  14. A Broadway musical based on the music of Huey Lewis and the News? Yep.
  15. Justin Timberlake made merch for every single song on his Man of the Woods album.
  16. Want to turn your car into a karaoke machine? You need this. I guess.

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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