Random Music News for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Off on a travel odyssey starting tonight. First stop: Calgary. Now, though, the music news…

  1. Amazon has launched a shot against YouTube with Amazon Video Direct.
  2. Prince’s family is promising a public memorial.
  3. If you’ve ever used Beatport, you won’t be happy about this.
  4. Sharon had this to say about the split with Ozzy.
  5. A David Bowie album just sold for nearly $9,000 CAD to a collector.
  6. That sex tape by the indie band YACHTS we heard about yesterday? A fake orchestrated by the group. They’ve released this statement.
  7. A semi-serious inquiry into why so many people hate Bono.
  8. Sure, you could buy Tommy Lee’s house. But I’d probably sweep the place with an ultraviolet light first.
  9. Why was Justin Bieber wandering around Boston barefoot feeding squirrels?
  10. He also says he’s done taking pictures with fans.
  11. HMV’s British comeback continues. The chain is now the second-biggest music retailer in Britain behind Amazon.

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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