Published on June 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Friday, June 8, 2018
On this day in 1949, George Orwell’s 1984 was published. Back to the future: music news for June 8, 2018.
- The new Sonos Beam smart speaker hits the Apple HomePod where it hurts. This looks interesting.
- Ticketfly is finally back online after a cyber attack.
- In 2007, a woman posted a video of her 18-month-old toddler dancing to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” The legal battle that resulted is finally coming to an end.
- Why did Prince swap his name for an unpronounceable symbol, anyway? Here’s the full story.
- Music and swimming are helping this survivor of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
- More sonic attacks? Apparently.
- Is Spotify thinking of licensing music directly from artists? Apparently.
- And is there gender bias on Spotify playlists? Apparently.
- Now an iPhone app can spot autism? Apparently.
- A Bob Marley biopic? Apparently.
- Netflix is launching a series with programs base don Dolly Parton songs. I’m already looking forward to the one called “Jolene.”
- Tetris is coming back as a music-driven VR game.
- A musician and “whale whisperer” is being sued for defrauding people of over $3 million.
- See why music is so important to dementia patients? It can offer some real comfort and joy.
- Interesting exercise: Type “Radio is” into a Google search and watch what pops up.
- That is one BIG organ!
- Wait: David Cassidy was lying about having dementia? Why would he do that? Oh.
- Stephen Colbert’s diss track against Kellyanne Conway.