Random Music News for Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On this day in 1962 at the Marquee Club in London, a band called The Rolling Stones played their first-ever gig. And in more current music news…

  1. Guess which genres dominate streaming? If you said “rock,” you’re wrong. Very, very wrong.
  2. More proof that cultural industries are good for the economy.
  3. It’s possible that Joe Perry collapse during a Hollywood Vampires gig over the weekend could have led to cardiac arrest. He’s in hospital.
  4. Tracking the current whereabouts of 90s pop stars.
  5. Is podcasting finally becoming a “movement?” Let’s hope so.
  6. Three things every musician should add to their YouTube videos.
  7. If Apple really wants to buy Tidal, it’ll cost them at least $500 million.
  8. British PM David Cameron is so happy to be out of that position that he was caught humming a happy tune
  9. …and naturally, someone has already remixed it.
  10. What does Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom have planned now?
  11. Some unreleased music from the still-dead Michael Hutchence is apparently coming soon. And some people aren’t happy about it.
  12. A war vet led Roger Waters to the exact spot where his father died in WWII.
  13. Canadian album sales are 20.5% behind where they were this time last year. Streaming, however, is up 67.6% and vinyl is up 38.1%.
  14. Crowdmix, a music-based social media network, has gone bust.

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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