Random Music News for Monday, December 15, 2014

Ten days to go. Spend, consumers, spend!

  1. Sufjan Stevens offers more seasonal music suitable even for the non-religious.
  2. And on a somewhat similar topic, here’s DJ Riko’s 2014 Merry Xmas Mix.
  3. Ten ways to make money with your music that didn’t exist ten years ago.
  4. Hollerado’s next album will feature 111 songs. Yes, one hundred and eleven songs.
  5. Wait: this doesn’t fit the narrative. Canada’s remaining vinyl pressing plant is going to close due to lack of business.
  6. Who would spend $6,000 for a meet-and-greet with Demi Lovato? At least that includes the price of a concert ticket, right. Hold on.  It doesn’t?
  7. There’s a big difference between being the bodyguard of AC/DC’s drummer and his hitman.
  8. Do NOT put headphones on a picture of the Buddha in Myanmar. Or else.
  9. Jimmy Page has been named one of GQ’s Men of the Year.
  10. Here’s plenty of filmed evidence that punk was alive and well in 2014.
  11. I don’t think I’d want to fly with this rapper and his posse. US Airways probably doesn’t want him back, either.
  12. Think piracy is bad in North America? You should see what it’s like in Myanmar. Whoooooo boy.

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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