Random Music News for Thursday, May 11, 2017

Has anyone ever counted up the number of commercials that features the Trivago guy? And now, the music news for May 11.

  1. Reddit claims to have located the actual highway we see on the cover of Radiohead’s OK Computer.
  2. Attention radio people: Here’s a look back at eight boss jocks from the 1960s.
  3. Attention business types: Here’s a case study of Coca-Cola and music.
  4. Google is planning to build a 12-acre high-tech hub in Toronto.
  5. I gotta have this piece of artwork for my new home office. It’s the history of electronic music represented on a schematic of a Theramin.
  6. Here are the five wealthiest hip-hop artists today.
  7. Well, this is an interesting project for Trent Reznor…
  8. Interesting gallery: The rise and fall of Sid Vicious.
  9. This conman tried to pass himself off as Adele’s manager but ended up getting arrested at a Kendrick Lamar gig.
  10. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) is going to write a new animated Deadpool TV show.
  11. This guy decided to redesign Apple Music on his own.
  12. Streaming music still needs to get a lot easier for consumers. Here’s why.
  13. There’s a new documentary about The Smiths coming later this month.
  14. Both Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith are new grandfathers.
  15. Universal Music is demanding that the $30 million deal with Prince’s estate be canceled.

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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