Random Music News for Friday, January 13, 2017

Here’s hoping the website behaves today. WordPress has not been friendly to me this week. And now, the music news.

  1. Here’s an attempt to explain the weird revival of cassette culture.
  2. A Brazilian gang declared war on another gang by using a funk song.
  3. Weird Al is hoping this will be the greatest box set EVER.
  4. Did Drake just buy Jennifer Lopez a $100,000 necklace?
  5. Poor Jackie Evancho
  6. What the hell was this?
  7. Will the iPhone 8 be transparent? Maybe.
  8. Let’s get an update on 50 Cent’s bankruptcy proceedings, shall we?
  9. Factory returns to Manchester–sort of.
  10. Apple is apparently thinking about doing a Netflix and getting into original TV and movie programming.
  11. Another associate of the Beatles has died.
  12. I’ll be that Ed Sheeran likes Spotify just fine–given that he rules streaming this week.
  13. Like harmonicas? Then watch this.

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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