Random Music News for September 10, 2014

Escaped from New York. Gawd, I hate LaGuardia…

  1. Simon Cowell wants U2 to debut new music on X Factor. Fat chance…right?
  2. Elvis Costello and others get Simpsons-ized action figures. (Thanks to Brent for this one.)
  3. Rdio is doing well in Canada and…Brazil?
  4. Wanna know why there are so many reissues and remasters of older albums? Because they do awesome business.
  5. Here’s a list of the best albums of the 2010s–so far.
  6. Not only did U2 surprise everyone with an album yesterday, but their sometime producer Daniel Lanois announced one of this own, too.
  7. Music piracy apparently continues to decline. Frankly, if you’re still stealing music, you’re wasting your time.

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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  • September 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm
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    “Rdio is doing well in Canada and…Brazil?”

    It seems obvious why Rdio is doing great in Canada. It was the first, and for the longest time, the only streaming service here to allow people to pick their own playlists. Doesn’t hurt that their library is quite exhaustive. (Though annoyingly certain stuff seems to regularly vanish and return as licensing deals expire.)

    “Frankly, if you’re still stealing music, you’re wasting your time.”

    I can’t believe how many people I come across unwilling to spend the $5-10 for something like Rdio.

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