Published on May 11th, 2018 | by Alan Cross1
Random music news for Friday, May 11, 2018
I’m in London UK for the next week leading a tour of rock’n’roll landmarks for a group of Flight Centre customers. This should be interesting, especially since the royal wedding is next Saturday. Back up: here’s some music news for May 11, 2018.
- Speaking of the royal wedding, these musicians are involved. Here’s what they think.
- It’s Friday. Why does so much new music come out on Fridays? Here’s the reason.
- Chris Brown has been sued over allegations of a horrible sexual assault. This is really, really horrifying…
- …but his lawyer says it’s all a shakedown.
- Spotify isn’t waiting. They’ve removed a bunch of Brown’s music.
- Meanwhile, Detail, Drake’s ex-producer, is also being accused of sexual assault.
- It looks like Apple is going to unite its streaming service with Apple TV.
- Could this new Google strategy double podcast audiences?
- Black market views of YouTube? Apparently, the floodgates are open for this kind of statistical manipulation.
- Is Facebook considering a paid version of what it offers? Maybe.
- Ever wonder how sign language interpreters prepare for festivals? Like this.
- It’s Eurovision weekend, the finale of the most bonkers music competition on the planet. Here’s what to watch for.
- Burglar breaks into Rihanna’s house. Burglar gets tased. Burglar gets arrested.
- Dude climbs the top of a stage at a music festival. Dude touches live wire. Dude dies.
- The noise around us is destroying our hearing. Here’s how and why.
- If you’re a fan of Stanley Kubrick like me, you need to read this story about the music in his movies.
- NSync as a campaign song, Doug Ford? Really?