Random Music News for Thursday, March 2, 2017

The temperature outside my house went from 16 degrees to -2 in 12 hours. No wonder I have a headache. And now, the music news…

  1. Check out what this subway busker is doing for homeless people.
  2. The Grammy Awards are definitely moving back to New York for next year.
  3. Global recording industry revenues grew by $1.1 billion USD last year.
  4. Could this new gizmo be used to investigate how our brains work when listening to music?
  5. Prediction: a coming surge in indie labels.
  6. PETA wants Hunters and Collectors to change their name because their current name encourages people to hunt animals.
  7. A new album from Beck! Finally!
  8. A “reversible guitar?” Cool!
  9. A Florida dude posed as the drummer of Nickelback and swindled a music store out of $25,000 worth of gear.

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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