Published on August 31st, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for August 31, 2017
Diana Day + 20. Where we you when you heard? Let’s get up to date as far as music news goes for August 31.
- Skip Prokop, drummer for the legendary Lighthouse (and former staff member of CFNY) has died at age 74.
- Bowie fans will want to see this new documentary on his longtime sideman, Mick Ronson.
- Fall Out Boy is the latest band to donate proceeds from a show to Houston flood relief.
- In the future, will we still go clubbing or stay in with VR? Let’s discuss that.
- None of the streaming music services are profitable. What would a successful streaming company look like? Maybe this.
- Goldman Sachs says that the recorded music business will be worth $41 billion USD by 2030. That sounds healthy.
- And can streaming really be a $28 billion/year business?
- This company wants to make all music instruments “smart.”
- The Power Station, an iconic recording studio is closing its doors. Too many damn kids recording in their bedrooms.
- Music licensing is about to become a lot more convenient in Canada.
- A Fugazi mosh pit opera? Yes.
- Well, some people did well with the MTV VMAs….
- So much for that biopic on Lynyrd Skynyrds fatal 1977 plane crash.
- Justin Bieber + soccer ball = Twisted testicles.
- Martha! Snoop! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!(Via Tom)
- Here’s another story predicting the imminent demise of radio. At least they didn’t use a lazy Buggles-inspired headline. (Via Larry)