Random Music News for Saturday, October 1, 2016

What? October already? And now, music news for all…

  1. This doc on manager Danny Fields looks like it should be a lot of fun.
  2. ABSOLUTELY musicians should be paid fair value for their work
  3. …but keep in mind that Spotify has paid the music industry $1.2 billion US so far this year. Where’s the money going?
  4. And demand for, er, on-demand music keeps surging.
  5. Apparently, Canada’s Internet providers offer speeds more than advertised.
  6. Is Ace Frehley about to get back with KISS?
  7. Fred Durst says “he’s not happy” with the new Limp Bizkit album. That makes 7.125 billion of us.
  8. An animated crime-fighting show starring BABYMETAL? Yes, please. (Take THAT, Marvel Studios!)
  9. “The Gospel According to Black Sabbath.”
  10. Green Day doesn’t have much love for Donald Trump, apparently.
  11. Interesting Shazam data about music and TV.
  12. A man walks into an Apple Store and smashes every iPhone 7 in the joint.
  13. And this guy threw his iPhone 7 off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
  14. A Bob Marley musical? Yes, please.

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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