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Random Music News for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Anyone want to help me file all these damn CDs? There are millions of them on my office floor! (And don’t even ask about all the vinyl on the basement floor. Chaos!)

  1. Spotify hits 15 million global subscribers and 60 million users. That means 45 million are happy using the ad-supported service. How do you convert them?
  2. Speaking of which, a lot of recent Spotify gains were due to Taylor Swift. No, really.
  3. Canada’s Protest the Hero is featured in a new series on life on the road.
  4. Interesting thought: Does hip hop still need major labels?
  5. Billboard says these are the best songs of the 2010’s so far.
  6. Sorry, Paul McCartney, but Sony/ATV isn’t selling all your old songs after all.
  7. Flashback to 1967: If you go through Bob Dylan’s garbage, he might want to have a word with you.
  8. Toronto’s The Weeknd was apparently arrested for punching a copy in Las Vegas.
  9. Even though Lostprophets sicko Ian Watkins is rotting in jail on child abuse charges, he’ll soon be paid £150,000.
  10. Eminem is a LOT cooler than you know. This proves it.
  11. Voodoo rock takes hold in Haiti.
  12. Who needs Oasis or Beady Eye? Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green clothing line had a big pop at retail over Christmas.
  13. Into exercising to music? Try this guy.
  14. Jimmy Page is 71. He’s dating a 25 year-old. Just sayin’.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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