Random Music News for Monday, August 1, 2016

If you’re in Canada, you’re enjoying a holiday with different names in different provinces. Maybe. This is one of those stats when a lot of people still have to work. And now, the music news…

  1. Beenie Man has become the first musician to be sidelined from playing a gig because he’s got Zika AND dengue.
  2. Kanye West has come for Apple’s Tim Cook. He wants Apple to cut a deal with Tidal.
  3. This iPhone case could make you a Pokemon ninja.
  4. It used to be that a certain type of woman went gold digging for rock stars. Not anymore.
  5. At last count, there are six potential heirs to Prince’s fortune.
  6. Concert violinist gets her stolen instrument back after thief tries to pawn it at Cash Converters.
  7. How Pixar uses music to ramp up emotion in their films.
  8. Snoop Dogg is going to executive produce a new comedy. It’s about weed, of course.
  9. An interesting look at the future of radio in the car.
  10. Amazon has patented noise-cancelling headphones that know your name. Wait–what?

 

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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