Random Music News for Thursday, January 5, 2017

I’ve just finished binge-watching The Fall on Netflix and I’m going through withdrawal. Any suggestions for the next binge? Think about that as you peruse through the day’s music news.

  1. One more time and we’ll leave this alone: A timeline of events for Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance disaster. Here’s what happened. We think.
  2. Latest rumour: Google is buying SoundCloud. Maybe. One thing is for sure, though: SoundCloud is having trouble finding a spot in the marketplace.
  3. Kim Jong-Un’s all-female band, The Moranbong Band, is back!
  4. Cue the outrage: Justin Bieber has abandoned his sick puppy.
  5. In case you missed it, Janet Jackson gave birth to a baby boy this week. She’s a first-time mom at age 50.
  6. Is the KLF getting ready to reunite in 2017?
  7. Looks like there’s going to be a big farewell party for the Obamas in DC tomorrow night. And yes, there will be celebrities.
  8. The syncing feeling [sic] that’s lifting the music industry.
  9. What does the digital music landscape look like heading into 2017? This.
  10. Snoop Dogg gave Willie Nelson a great Christmas present.
  11. Oh, Kanye
  12. Like rock with your wine? Then this festival (featuring the Foo Fighters) is for you.
  13. Live365 is back!
  14. A tractor beam that uses sound waves!
  15. Indian New Wave!
  16. What’s been unveiled so far at CES? Take a look. And here’s more.
  17. If you love military bands and drums, try this.

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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