Random Music News for Friday, July 22, 2016

Apparently, my right kidney contains a stone the size of a nickel. The doctor says he’s gotta go in and get it. You don’t want to know the route he’s going to take. And now, in music news…

  1. It’s been a good year for the touring industry. Revenues are up nicely in the first half of 2016.
  2. How Spotify, Apple Music’s Beats 1 and other online players are shaking up the definition of “radio.”
  3. And the greatest album of the 21st century so far is from…Slipknot?
  4. Brian Byrne of I Mother Earth has a new website.
  5. Adele crashed a kids’ party at a Vancouver cat cafe.
  6. Bob Geldof doesn’t mince words when he’s making a speech. No self-censorship here.
  7. Here’s the key to understanding The Devil’s Music. Start with these two chords.
  8. Five Finger Death punch was joined on stage by…a five-year-old girl?
  9. Sting will sing at your wedding–if you have the required dosh.
  10. Another plea to do something about distracted driving.
  11. A Russian-grown music streaming service? It’s coming.
  12. Interesting how the media seems to have turned against Taylor Swift. Was everyone waiting for her to fail at something?
  13. Paul McCartney was named the Top Albums Artist of All Time in a poll in the UK. The other Beatles are in the top four.
  14. Are you an artist worried about not getting your fair share from YouTube? Read 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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