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Random Music News for September 16, 2014

BB King is 89 today.

  1. The New Pornographers are now down one drummer.
  2. A Doors movie made in 1968 is FINALLY coming out. (Via Tom)
  3. How thick is Robin Thicke? Very, very thick. His court testimony proves it. (Via Moe)
  4. Linkin Park vs. Ebola: who wins?
  5. A fun list: 22 happy-sounding songs with some very dark lyrics.
  6. Tasmania University has launched a study into the value of live music. They want to somehow quantify it.
  7. The founder of the very good New Zealand alt-pop band The Chills passes away.
  8. Apple says that U2’s new album has been accessed by 33 million users.
  9. And speaking of Apple, they received 4 million iPhone orders on the first day. I saw a story about the first air freight shipments of phones to the US: 93 TONS worth.
  10. Record labels want to talk about how airlines license music for their in-flight entertainment systems. (Via FYI Music News)
  11. Attention musicians: here are the pros and cons of all the streaming music services, thanks to Paste. (Via FYI Music News)
  12. What is the “whitest band in the world?” And don’t say “U2,” because science says you’re wrong.


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