Published on October 8th, 2015 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Thursday, October 8, 2015
So the world didn’t end yesterday. I guess that means a VISA payment this month. And now, the music news:
- It’s official: the Chinese government isn’t a fan of Megadeth.
- Bob Dylan is thinking about writing a song with a computer. He’s talking to IBM.
- Deadmau5 has ditched the major label route. He’s now totally indie.
- Babies singing. In the womb.
- Only Japan would invent a smartphone that looks like a robot.
- Terrestrial radio in the era of streaming: what’s going to happen?
- Gail Zappa, Frank’s widow is dead at the age of 70.
- Massive Attack is about to return after five years with an album and tour.
- Yeezus feels he’s being discriminated against because, he says, “I’m not gay.”
- A Christian music producer is on trial for murdering his girlfriend’s seven year-old son.
- Would you like to buy the rights to some Beatles and Michael Jackson songs? They may be for sale soon.
- Ticketmaster competitor Ticketfly has been sold for $450 million USD. Who bought it? Pandora, the streaming radio people.
- A joint tour featuring the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys? Could happen.
- What if this Russian billionaire actually hears something from space? Then what?
- Attention radio nerds: more on Voltair.
- Why do we still not have a global rights database for music?
- Gawd. A Lil Bub album? [WARNING: Cats on the Internet ahead.]