Published on April 23rd, 2014 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Some bits’n'pieces to mull over today.
- The Guardian offers this list of the 10 most important British music labels today.
- Beats Music, the America-only (for the moment, anyway) streaming music service run by Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor, is off to a rough start.
- If you’re into Internet radio, you need to read this story about “blanket licenses,” an issue that’s I think is holding back innovation in this space.
- This is interesting: selling tickets for a show that doesn’t exist in hopes that the artist will pay attention and book the gig.
- A company called Living Indie wants to be the Netflix of live gigs.
- Paul Weller says that he’s sick of Record Store Day and won’t have anything to do with it from now on.
- More unheard Led Zeppelin tracks released.
- Some are saying that Avril Lavigne’s new video is the worst thing she’s done since marrying Chad Kroeger.
- So much for that life-sized statue of Teenage Head’s late singer, Frankie Venom, in Hamilton. It’s not gonna happen. Or is it?
- The National cancels summer concerts for Ukraine and Russia. Wouldn’t you?