Random Music News for Monday, February 16, 2015

Still in Dublin where’s it’s almost 30 degrees warmer that it is at home in Toronto. Crazy.

  1. Win Butler won the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game. Shoes by Yeezy, too.
  2. One of the BBC’s most influential DJs has quit to take a job in California with Apple. Hmm…
  3. Here’s a short history of the Toronto indie scene.
  4. Have you seen Dave Grohl give his “pep talk” to the Kaiser Chiefs? It’s hysterical.
  5. It’s said that “Uptown Funk” is earning $100,000 a week on Spotify. Now that Strong Bad involved, that number is surely to skyrocket.
  6. The Pirate Bay is gone again.
  7. Justin Bieber for the win! But, er, it was in ping pong.
  8. How the music video has changed the love song.
  9. How to hack the music industry.
  10. This is the grossest going-t0-a-festival-and-something-weird-happening story I’ve ever heard.
  11. Now Will Smith is in the studio with Kanye? Something’s going on.
  12. You know that album Drake suddenly dropped last week? It might sell half a million in the US in its first seven days.
  13. We’re still talking about Jack White’s leaked concert rider. Jack is still talking about it, anyway.
  14. The asking price for Taylor Swift’s record label is now up to $350 million.
  15. Abbey Road Studios are set to get a multi-million-dollar upgrade.

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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