Random Music News for September 22, 2014

Goodbye, summer.

  1. Here’s an interesting article about why music is so important to girls.
  2. What is PC Music? Let’s try to find out.
  3. The business of hating Kanye West. It’s almost an industry, apparently.
  4. Six Iranians have been jailed for dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy.”
  5. Maybe Miley Cyrus should consider the inherent irony of  some of her Instagram posts. (Thanks to Tom for this.)
  6. This picture apparently has Beyonce rather upset. (Another one from Tom.)
  7. No, Justin. Just no.
  8. You know that ad that told of a free U2 album with purchase of a cassette player? Yeah, it was a fake.
  9. Legendary album artwork artist Roger Dean has lost his lawsuit against James Cameron.
  10. The intersection of music and medicine: investigating mental illness with music.
  11. Why major labels were the best thing to ever happen to artists.
  12. The first American-made CD came out 30 years ago yesterday. Any guesses what it was? The answer here. (Another one from Tom.)
  13. Alt-J loses their bass player.
  14. That new Bowie album that’s coming soon? Never mind.

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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