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Apple Music and Beats 1: Views from the Terrestrial Radio Side

I’ve been listening to Beats 1, Apple Music’s “global radio station,” quite a bit over the last week. Here are a couple of things that have occurred to me so far: 1. First, I love how Apple has decided to use “radio” to describe this particular offering. And it’s apt because it is radio: a [&hellip.. more

Mental illness

Why the Music Industry Needs to Take Mental Health Issues More Seriously

Over the course of my career, I’ve met more than a few musicians who were a little…off.  Not just artiste off, but off their nut entirely. Completely mental. And I honestly mean that with no disrespect. Some of these folks, I suspect, were genuinely mentally ill to some degree. When we parted, I’d think to [&hellip.. more

War of the Worlds headlines

Is the “War of the Worlds” Radio Show Panic a Myth?

This is a bit out of season–it would be best if this story came out just before Halloween on the anniversary of Orson Welles’ famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast on October 30, 1938–but it’s too good to ignore. Anyone who is enamored with the history of radio has heard the story of the [&hellip.. more

Music News

Random Music News for Saturday, July 4, 2015

Remember when there weren’t fears about a terrorist plot on July 4? A good list: 10 songs that were stolen. Check out this instructive article on how musicians create sound effects. Attention, Alice in Chains fans: The annual Layne Staley tribute event is coming up next month. An Arctic Monkey has bought Zooey Deschanel’s old [&hellip.. more


Britain Triumphs Over Germany Again, This Time in a Battle of Ukuleles

One of the great introductions to a newspaper column appeared in the Daily Mail on July 30, 1966, on the morning of the World Cup final between England and Germany. If you believe the legend, sportswriter Vincent Milchrone wrote” If, on the morrow, the Germans beat us at our national game, we can console ourselves [&hellip.. more

Creed - My Own Prison

Is This the Weirdest Rock Petition Ever? It’s Close.

In case you haven’t heard, Rocky fans, there’s a spin-off called Creed in which is all about Apollo Creed’s son. Who could possible have an issue with a film like this? A Creed fan, for one. As in the band Creed. And he has started at petition at Change.org demanding that MGM change the name [&hellip.. more

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