Random Music News for Thursday, October 16, 2014

It’s new iPad Day. Why did Neil Young pick today to announce the launch of his Pono Store?

  1. The Run the Jewels cat project is apparently a go. This is kinda messed up–but at least the money will go to charity. (Via Tom)
  2. Watching the baseball playoffs? Here’s an analysis of all the intro music for the players.
  3. Those photos taken of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road are worth more than ever.
  4. The BBC takes a look at ethno-jazz from Africa.
  5. The people at Beats headphones are really happy that NFL players are screwing with the league.
  6. Commander Chris, Canada’s singing astronaut, has a project in the works with the Windsor Symphony.
  7. Good for Lorde. This is how you deal with being made fun of on South Park.
  8. Interesting: a deaf teenager experiences her first concert.
  9. No more Pirate Bay in Iceland.
  10. Confused by the whole issue of music publishing? Here’s a quick tutorial.
  11. Six streets that changed music history. What’s missing? (Via Tom)
  12. Play bass? Have a listen to U2’s Adam Clayton talk about his.
  13. If you’re going to Glastonbury, leave the Indian headdress at home.
  14. The BBC thinks there should be mandatory FM radio chips in mobile phones.

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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