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Published on April 19th, 2014 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Saturday, April 19, 2014

If you’re not Record Store Daying it, here’s some stuff to surf.

  1. The South Korean ferry disaster has the country’s music industry toning it down by cancelling festivals, album releases and liquor commercials.
  2. Should record labels start mailing out physical catalogues to customers? It’s not that far-fetched an idea. Here’s why.
  3. Here are details of the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, which is coming up in NYC next month.
  4. The London Review of Books writes about Kate Bush.
  5. Prince has a landmark deal with Warner Brothers over his catalogue of material.
  6. Can robot musicians make music that will make humans dance?

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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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