Random Music News for Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day! And holiday or no holiday, here’s your daily selection of music news.

  1. We should soon learn more about those people who claim to be Prince’s heirs and therefore entitled to a piece of his fortune. A judge will make sure of it.
  2. Adele’s 25 is heading back towards #1 in the US after it made its debut on streaming music services.
  3. The studio where Pink Floyd recorded The Wall is being turned into a condo.
  4. Check out the dude who learned how to play guitar again after losing all four limbs.
  5. An interesting project: an album of covers of songs banned by authorities for one stupid reason or another. (Via Andrew)
  6. Apple and Spotify are fighting. Again. It’s all about the apps.
  7. Speaking of Apple, here’s another look back on the first year of Apple Music.
  8. A chronology of the I/O ports Apple has killed.
  9. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor breaks neck. See Corey have surgery. See Corey return to the stage in a neck brace. See Corey fall.
  10. Nice piece: How women helped shape indie rock lyrics.
  11. There’s an interesting lawsuit involving the movie Straight Outta Comptonand it’s going forward.
  12. And speaking of lawsuits, remember Eddie Money? He’s got an issue, too.
  13. Why is it so tough to produce a mass appeal music industry-based drama for TV?
  14. Can sound recordings be “divested like magic tricks?” Wait. What does that mean?
  15. Can electronic music make music lessons better?
  16. Was music really better back in the 80s? Maybe. Here’s an analysis worth examining.

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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