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Want to see how good your headphones or speakers are? Put them to this test.

Audiophile nerds (full disclosure: I am one) are always looking for ways to test gear for strengths and weaknesses when it comes to reproducing sound. A site called Inner Fidelity has published some audio that promises to help you evaluated headphones and speakers. Too many people use the wrong songs (i.e. tracks that are poorly [&hellip.. more

Rock My World Canada, Chapter 14: Wintersleep

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC] Wintersleep is an indie rock band formed in 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2006, the band signed [&hellip.. more

Australian prime minister doesn’t renew his domain, so a punk band grabbed it.

There’s been quite a bit of political turmoil in Australia this year when Scott Morrison became the country’s unelected prime minister. This, along with federal government policies over things like immigration, same-sex rights, and overall human rights has greatly angered a certain segment of society. Morrison was apparently too busy to notice that his personal [&hellip.. more

Travis Barker has been cleared to play drums again. Blink-182 lives!

It’s been a rough year for blink-182’s Travis Barker. Blood clots in his arms. A nasty staph infection.Canceled shows (including a lucrative Las Vegas residency). A bad accident that saw his expensive SUV totaled, followed by a lawsuit against the bus driver that drove into him. The good news is that things are finally getting [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Saturday, October 20, 2018

Snow tires. Gotta start about thinking of putting them on. We also need to think of music news for October 20, 2018. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. A blink-182 reunion with Tom DeLonge? I wouldn’t count on it. Avril Lavigne remembers Chad Kroeger every time she pees. Wait–what? Here’s a list of [&hellip.. more

Friday timesuck: How music tastes evolved

If you’re looking to kill some time before the weekend starts, you might want to have a look at this visual examination of how music tastes have evolved over the last 60-something years. The Pudding, which digs into all sorts of data analysis involving top five singles on the Billboard charts “so we can stop [&hellip.. more

The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 831: It’s a family affair

Music is one of those things that can bring families together. Sometimes, that togetherness grows into a business. The Bee Gees had the three Gibb brothers. Baby brother Andy was also part of that universe for a while. The original Beach Boys included Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson along with their cousin, Mike Love. Murray [&hellip.. more

And now, some good news about Ticketmaster. No, seriously.

Ticketmaster has been in the news a lot this year, mostly for the wrong reasons. But when the company does something good, it’s only fair that we pay attention to that, too. This is a bit complicated but stay with me. Ticketmaster has bought a company called Upgraded which touts blockchain technology. It “converts traditional [&hellip.. more

Another look at how technological development has changed the music industry

[A guest post by Lucas Cappel – AC] The music industry has experienced profound effects from technological development resulting in the rapid growth of the industry. These advancements in music technology took a short duration to revolutionize the entire industry. Technological development, generally, is the change in the way of doing things, from a simple [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Friday, October 19, 2018

Still no societal collapse in Canada following the legalization of weed. You know, if we do this right, we can become a world leader in so many ways. Fingers crossed. Meanwhile, here’s music news for Friday, October 19, 2018. Britney Spears has signed up for a new series of shows in Las Vegas. She’ll get [&hellip.. more

Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera Is Coming to Toronto

This November, Toronto opera and rock fans alike can enjoy Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera. Based on the lyrics and music of Roger Waters’ The Wall, this operatic version was composed by Julien Bilodeau with the concept and stage direction by Dominic Champagne. As a timeless work, an operatic adaptation seemed an ideal [&hellip.. more

There’s even MORE trouble for Ticketmaster and their alleged cozy relationship with ticket resellers, brokers, and scalpers. Now band managers want answers.

More bad PR for Ticketmaster over how the company deals with bulk sales of tickets to resellers, brokers, and scalpers. Back in September, a joint CBC/Toronto Star investigation broke the story of TradeDesk, an arm of Ticketmaster that facilitates the selling of tickets on the secondary market. The issue has become a PR nightmare for Ticketmaster and [&hellip.. more

#HatsforHope: Raise awareness for brain tumours with a tuque and a smile

Do you have a favourite tuque? Keep it handy on Oct. 24 and prepare to smile. It’s the first #HatsforHope campaign with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, but it’s part of an longer effort to bring awareness to brain tumours, both malignant and benign. “We estimate 27 Canadians a day hear they’ve got a [&hellip.. more


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