Random Music News for July 23, 2014

The Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow today.  Try to contain your excitement.

  1. If you’re into the nerdity that goes into algorithm music analysis, check out Senzari.  Be advised that your head will hurt.
  2. Times are really, really tough for cover bands.  Here’s why.
  3. Jack White’s Third Man Records launches Third Man Books.
  4. Bieber, Bieber, Bieber. Be glad that you’re not his neighbour.
  5. Read what it’s like to participate in the Canadian Air Guitar Championships.
  6. The new president of Indonesia is a certified hardcore metalhead.
  7. Apple released their Q3 results yesterday but didn’t talk about what they’re doing with Beats.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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