Random Music News for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I’m taking my snow tires off today. April, don’t make me regret this. And now, some music news. There’s not much today, but I’ll continue to look.

  1. Bono testified before the US Congress on the importance of aid. See/learn more here.
  2. Speaking of whom, he suggested that the best way to battle ISIS is to send over Amy Schumer.
  3. Not everyone is happy with the idea of this new Ramones museum in Queens.
  4. There’s been something of a marriage of features between SoundCloud and Twitter.
  5. Interested in recording studio technology and record production? I’m hosting an event next week in Toronto. Details here.
  6. Was Steve Miller full of it when he went on a rant against the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? If you read the Hall’s official response, yeah, he was.
  7. The next copyright right? Proving that “We Shall Overcome” should be in the public domain just like “Happy Birthday.”
  8. Be careful what radio stations you play at your local Tim Hortons.
  9. Another look back at the disaster that was the Columbia Records and Tapes Club. Read and learn how not to do things.

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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