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Published on December 7th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, December 7, 2018

Off to the NE Caribbean Outpost for the next week. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be delivering music news on a daily basis.

  1. A TEN-HOUR Christmas song? Apparently so.
  2. Let this be the last word on the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” controversy. Please?
  3. But right on cue, here’s the annual controversy about that one word in the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.”
  4. This looks interesting: Apple might be ready to launch an “Apple Music for business” service.
  5. The data is clear. People are (a) streaming and (b) buying vinyl.
  6. These musicians have yet to give up their day jobs.
  7. The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” is now 50 years old. There are some creepy things associated with this song.
  8. Uh-oh. More Spice Girls reunion news.
  9. How much is Steve Jobs’ autograph worth today?
  10. There are plans for a Michael Hutchence sculpture in Australia.
  11. Five reasons concerts tickets are so expensive.
  12. How autonomy is going to change the cars we drive.
  13. Bose is now in the smart eyeglasses business.
  14. If you’re going to go after a musician’s crew, make sure that musician isn’t a professional wrestler first. (Via Tom)
  15. Got a kid? Want them to become a musician? Then look at this gift idea.
  16. If you’re a fan of church hymns–and really, who isn’t?–take a look at this story about favourite hymns.
  17. Oooo. A big K-pop controversy!
  18. An investor from Qatar has cozied up to Ice Cube.
  19. Good advice for anyone who wants to be a music manager.
  20. Why Lonely Island’s “Jizz in My Pants” was so important to the Internet. Seriously. That’s the thesis of this article.



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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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One Response to Random music news for Friday, December 7, 2018

  1. Tom McGaffin says:

    With the current lyric controversy in Baby, It’s Cold Outside, where is the tired rehash of public horror for Dire Straits “Money For Nothing”?
    It is far beyond ridiculous.

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