Random Music News for May 14, 2014

It’s a full moon.  Be careful.

  1. Billy Corgan’s childhood home in Chicago sells for less than asking.
  2. The 35th anniversary of the Mods v. Rockers Battle of Brighton is here.
  3. Would you like to buy the cottage that inspired Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water?”
  4. Spotify will likely be in Canada sooner than later.  SOCAN and CMRRA-SODRAC have apparently completed licensing agreements with the company.  Pandora?  Nope.  They’re going to wait for some new rulings from the Copyright Board on fees–and those won’t come until next year.
  5. This new Michael Jackson album tells us everything we need to know about the music industry.

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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