Published on July 28th, 2018 | by Alan Cross1
Random music news for Saturday, July 28, 2018
On this day in 1945, a B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring 26. The building didn’t budge. And now for music news on July 28, 2018…
- Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
- It’s Caturday, so I’m required by The Law of the Internet to post this story about the Ed Sheeran’s cats. They have their own Instagram account now.
- You know how Metallica determines the set list in each city they play? By looking at Spotify listening data. Smart.
- The dude behind the disastrous Fyre Festival is facing up to 75 years in prison. In fact, it could be as much as 115 years.
- Want a job at a record label? Read this to learn how to make it happen.
- AC/DC has gone postal. Literally. (Via Tom)
- If you’re going to be flying into South Korea via Incheon soon, watch for this music event.
- How important is the K-pop industry to the South Korean economy? There’s a proposal to excuse certain performers from mandatory military service.
- Listen to the Aztec “death whistle“–if you dare.
- This Japanese group makes music with reel-to-reel tape machines. That’s their instrument.
- Are you an artist who wants to release something on vinyl, read this first.
- The latest country to go after scalpers and bots in a big way is Ireland.
- The biggest-selling cassette in the UK this year is Golden from Kylie Minogue. For some reason, 2,847 copies have been sold.
- Live Nation has sold more than 70 million concert tickets so far this year.
- Now that Morgan Freeman has had a #MeToo fall from grace, the new voice of the Vancouver transit system will be Seth Rogen.
- Here’s a neat job: Designing the personality for Google Assistant. Hey, someone has to determine what it says.
- On the topic of smart speakers, here’s more on how that new technology is going with radio.
- Annoyed by missing/wrong artwork on Spotify? Here’s a handy tool to fix that.
- A folding phone? And I’m not talking about a flip phone, either.
- Craft beer festivals are turning into the indie band’s best friends. Here’s why.