Random Music News for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In Winnipeg. Surprisingly, it’s not that cold.

  1. Take a look at the best viral videos of 2014.
  2. Get your kid to take music classes. It’s good for language skills. (Via John)
  3. Soundcloud has repositioned itself as a streaming music destination.
  4. Bandcamp is getting deeper into streaming–and they promise not to rip off artists.
  5. Beatport, the dance music portal is now into streaming, too.
  6. And is Bose about to get into the streaming music game? (Via Tom)
  7. Why China’s mobile industry is bad news for the music industry.
  8. This is interesting–and inspiring: a learning disabled girl band. (Via Tom again)
  9. Who wants to go to sea with Limp Bizkit? Really? Then click here.
  10. Kraftwerk may have been snubbed for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but they’re going to get an honor from the Grammys.
  11. Bill Murray, roadie. Not a good one, but at least he tried.
  12. Hype Machine’s recommendations of 2014 music for every mood.

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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