Random Music News for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Today is the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the computer mouse. And now, some music news…

  1. Prepare for a new Blink-182 song tomorrow.
  2. As of noon ET yesterday, Prince has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in the US since he died on Thursday…
  3. …and as far as anyone knows, he had no will.
  4. And Prince trolled Michael Jackson. A lot.
  5. In Led Zeppelin plagiarism trial news, among the motions granted were (a) there will be no references to Zeppelin’s drug and alcohol history; and (b) there will be no evidence of them stealing/appropriating other songs. (Via Pamela)
  6. Apple says they now have 13 million subscribers to Apple Music, an increase of 2 million since February. They could reach 20 million by the end of the year.
  7. YouTube has totally overhauled its homepage. They things this will help us find relevant (and better!) videos faster…
  8. …and you’ll soon notice unskippable 6-second ads on YouTube.
  9. This company says they can get all the money artists are owed from the Web.
  10. A family-friendly comedian was vexed to find that his new CD was printed with the track listing for Abhorrent Decimation’s Miasmic Mutilation album. Oops.

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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