Random Music News for Monday, January 26, 2015

When I order a glass of milk in a restaurant, please don’t put a straw in it. No one should drink milk through a straw.

  1. Taylor Swift has now sold 4 million copies of 1989 in the US. That’s huge in this day and age.
  2. A founder of the influential German electronic group Tangerine Dream has died.
  3. Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore have split up. (Via Tom)
  4. How the digital music revolution actually helped save HMV.
  5. Vinyl’s pressing problem in Canada.
  6. Free Pro Tools? Yes–sort of.
  7. This is not a good time to be an LA session musician.
  8. If you’re a ska fan, you’re going to want this brand new Specials collection.
  9. Thinking of getting a head, face or neck tattoo? Look at these musicians first.
  10. Meanwhile, in Rebecca Black news, her manager is in trouble. Wait–she has a manager?
  11. Apple is looking to “legalize” music and video file-sharing. Whatever do they mean?
  12. The rise and fall of the ukulele.
  13. Hey, bands! Here’s a tool that will help you determine how much merch to take on tour.
  14. What can you get if you outsource making your music video to someone in India?
  15. The first public view of Mrs. Benji Madden (aka Cameron Diaz).

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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