Random Music News for May 22, 2014

Here’s what people seem to be talking about today.

  1. Here’s what I’m doing in Singapore.
  2. This may (or may not be) Katy Perry’s concert rider.  Believe what you will.
  3. Now that Led Zeppelin is apparently going to be sued for ripping off the opening notes of “Stairway to Heaven,” here’s a list of other musicians caught copying.
  4. Don’t dance to Pharrell’s “Happy” in Iran because you’ll get arrested.
  5. That SoundCloud-Twitter deal?  Never mind.
  6. The Big Music Fest set for Kitchener this summer is turning out to be a big hit. The Sunday is already sold out.
  7. So Spotify has 10 million subscribers. Other than the fact that’s a really nice number, what does this really mean?
  8. Attention children of the 90s:  Frente is back!
  9. Lana Del Rey is going to make a shitload of money singing at Kim and Kanye’s wedding.
  10. That Michael Jackson hologram on the Billboard Music Awards wasn’t a hologram.
  11. Do NOT text at a Jack White concert.

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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