Random Music News for Thursday, January 12, 2017

Again, sorry about any issues you may have encountered on this site over the last couple of days. WordPress has been very buggy for me. And now, the music news.

  1. You know who’s been busy lately? This David Bowie impersonator.
  2. How many headliners (singers, rappers, producers) do you need on a pop song today? It’s actually a good question.
  3. There’s a new scandal involving concert tickets on the secondary market in the UK right now. This would piss me off, too.
  4. Here’s a music scandal that’s rocking India.
  5. Interesting: The UK is going to conduct a census of the country’s live music scene.
  6. A university in New Jersey is going to host the Bruce Springsteen archives.
  7. There’s some kind of weird relationship between the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus. See what I mean?
  8. It is never, ever too late to learn a musical instrument. Here’s why.
  9. Not all artists see their sales rise after they die. Here are some examples.
  10. Why some Canadian music venues are finding it very, very hard to stay open.
  11. Fun: What if “Hotel California” was reviewed on TripAdvisor?
  12. SLAYER is now hunting Nazis. Here’s how that works.
  13. The Carpenters–yes, them–are suing their record label over lost digital royalties.
  14. Baboon language may explain the evolution of human speech (and maybe music.)
  15. The track listing for Trainspotting 2 has been leaked.

 

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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