Random Music News for September 20, 2014

Why are there so many damn wasps in my back yard this year?

  1. Podcasting is bigger than you may realize.
  2. Jay Z is being sued over a sample of the word “Oh.” Silly perhaps–but this could have much broader legal implications. (Thanks to Tom for this one.)
  3. Speaking of lawsuits, have you heard about this one regarding “Stairway to Heaven?”
  4. Judge Dredd, the musical.
  5. Billy Idol, keynote speaker.
  6. Another new album from Bowie? Apparently. Soon, too.
  7. Fun with Big Data: how US college students listen to music.
  8. More hype on the return of Aphex Twin.
  9. Is this leaked artwork from the upcoming physical version of U2’s Songs of Innocence? That’s Larry Mullen Jr. and his son.
  10. The Ontario music industry will receive a $45 million infusion of government funds over the next three years. Why? Because music is a big driver of the economy, silly.
  11. Are these the 20 best duets of all 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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