Random Music News for July 11, 2014

It was on this day in 1969 that David Bowie released “Space Oddity.”  And because it’s 7-11, there’s something about free Slurpees today.

  1. Here’s an interesting study on how graduating high school students listen to music. It’s a US study, but it has implications for Canada.
  2. Good Globe and Mail article on digital music and metadata and how it all integrates into our lives.
  3. This app turns music on your iPhone, iPod and iPad into guitar tabs.
  4. For the LAST time, Jimmy Page did not play on the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me.”
  5. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson is now a doctor.
  6. Bill Clinton, the musical:  the inside story.
  7. Just in time for summer: a  cooler with a Bluetooth speaker.
  8. If you’re heading to the UK this summer, here’s a list of the coolest record stores in the kingdom.
  9. As Australian band crowd surfs, someone in the audience stole some gear.
  10. SoundCloud gets together with Sonos.
  11. British lawmakers on board with copying of MP3s and DVDs.
  12. There’s a lot of noise being made around the Copyright Board’s tariffs for streaming music.  The music industry says the rates are way too low. This will get ugly.

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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