Random Music News for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The days are now getting shorter. Just sayin’. And now, some music news.

  1. Funny: The Government of Nova Scotia accidentally Periscoped a concert by The Cure.
  2. More fun: Five 22 year-olds discuss Justin Bieber.
  3. If you’re going to film a music video featuring a guy in a ski mask with a rifle, you might want to tell someone first.
  4. An interesting look back on London’s Wag Club.
  5. So with all the changes to NXNE in Toronto this year, how did things go? Here’s a summary.
  6. Another story about Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge quitting the band to focus on UFO research.
  7. Canadian vinyl sales are still running 38% of last year. Overall physical album sales are down 14%.
  8. Here are nine (unlikely?) musicians with PhDs.
  9. Glastonbury got weird even before it started. A guy is dead.
  10. A spider silk violin? Okay…
  11. Apparently only 14% of the UK pays to use streaming music services.
  12. Interesting science: The Caribbean Sea “whistles.” And you can hear it from space.
  13. The first bit of unreleased Prince music since his death turned up in a Versace fashion show.
  14. Interesting: You can now press any song on SoundCloud onto a vinyl record.

 

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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