Music News

Random Music News for Monday, March 20, 2017

Almost spring. Almost. And now, the music news.

  1. Liam Gallagher says the title of his first solo single will be “Not For Sale.” That piece of information was followed by a Twitter attack on Noel.
  2. Here’s a list of the rockers we’ve lost so far in 2017. The good news? It’s not as bad as 2016.
  3. In Finland, they sing Slipknot on The Voice.
  4. Radio people should jump on this story: There are no stories to be told just with playlists.
  5. Drake has set a new Spotify record.
  6. If you’re interested in the future of podcasting–and you should be–listen to this.
  7. Is Spotify finally starting to gain some leverage with record labels? Possibly.
  8. Drake has generated more than $50 million on Spotify.
  9. The Saturday Toronto Star had this good article on concert tickets and the bots that grab them before you.
  10. Did the Red Hot Chili Peppers ever release a decent album? Some people aren’t so sure.
  11. Donald Trump once kicked One Direction out of one of his hotels because they refused to meet his daughter.
  12. Did you ever go to a planetarium laser light show? Then read this.
  13. This is what it sounds like when you pop a balloon in an anechoic room. Cool!
  14. Would you spend time in a broom closet with Mick Jagger? Somebody did.
  15. Latest social media numbers: 100 million hours of video are watched daily; 95 million photos are posted to Instagram every day; 400 million voice and chat on Messanger monthly.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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