Random Music News for Thursday, February 9, 2017

Now in Singapore, herding cats for a wedding I’m supposed to MC on Saturday. This is…interesting. And now, the music news…

  1. If you believe that podcasting is going to be a Very Big Thing very soon (as I do), read this.
  2. Has Donald Trump tweeted anything yet about Boy George making it to the final of Celebrity Apprentice?
  3. So Black Sabbath is done. Or are they?
  4. It’s good to see that more people are prioritizing the issue of mental health in the music industry.
  5. When it comes to breaking it in the music industry, a million plays on Spotify is not nearly enough.
  6. How is all this streaming–the new on-demand realities of music consumption–affecting the music industry? I’m glad you asked.
  7. Here’s an interesting storm brewing over the Juno Award nominations.
  8. Interesting: The music teams from Google and YouTube have been merged into one unit.
  9. This Spinal Tap lawsuit will take things up to 11.
  10. Have you ever owned a computer with DVD drive? That could be worth 10 bucks.
  11. After denying everything, Madonna has adopted two more kids from Malawi. Twins!
  12. Who knew there was a female-centric heavy metal scene in Botswana?

 

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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