Random Music News for May 31, 2014

Puppy update:  all’s well.  Except the random pooping part.

  1. Here’s an interesting study that shows how music fans use mobile technology when they go to concerts.
  2. Want to buy Waylon Jennings’ 1973 Cadillac? It’s for sale.
  3. This explains a lot about the Apple-Beats deal:  iTunes Store customer sales are down 24%.  Selling download files is on the way out; streaming is in.
  4. This article about Apple’s WWDC contains predictions about what sort of music things (iTunes Radio, a Siri-Shazam marriage) might be announced.
  5. Now Amazon wants to get into the streaming game.
  6. Check out the BBC’s Radio Explorer. This is good.
  7. Are we going to get some new music from Faith No More?
  8. Despite two billion YouTube views, Psy needs a comeback strategy.
  9. American narco-corrido singer shot to death.

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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