Random Music News for Wednesday, November 2, 2016

When we wake up one week from today, we’ll realize that one US election nightmare has ended another has just begun. It doesn’t matter who wins. America. Is. F**ked. And now, music news.

  1. No, this is not me. But thanks for asking. And I kinda like it, too. (BTW, I also never played drums for Jane Siberry or wrote for Pop Up Video, either.)
  2. Michael Buble is going to host the 2017 Junos. (He hosted in 2013.)
  3. Apparently, one in four CDs sold on Amazon are FAKES.
  4. Here’s what’s happening at the 2017 She Rock Awards.
  5. Did you know that the guy who voices Homer Simpson is also a musician? Read all about it.
  6. Streaming music videos just got easier for Germans.
  7. Music from the 80s is being presented (and discovered!) in a whole new way.
  8. According to the CRTC, 195,000,000 text messages were sent in 2015.
  9. Vine might be dead, but now there’s HYPE. And it involves music.
  10. Bono has been named Glamour magazine’s first Man of the Year.
  11. Here’s a new gadget for the house: the Sense orb.
  12. Is Apple going to cut prices for streaming music?
  13. If you have a SONOS system like I do (or if you plan to get one), here’s why the company is ahead of its time.
  14. This is the worst idea for a band uniform in a long, long time.
  15. This orchestra turns garbage into music. (Via Tom)
  16. Billy Corgan has lost a round in his fight to control that professional wrestling organization.

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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