Published on May 26th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Saturday, May 26, 2018
NO MORE GDPR EMAILS! PLEASE! I don’t even subscribe to 75% of these newsletters! And now, for music news on May 26, 2018…
- Speaking of GDPR, even rock stars have been all over this.
- Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
- I gave this interview to online magazine Hard Rock Daddy. Give it a read.
- Teenage Head returned to their Hamilton high school 43 years later.
- The Chinese are really good at arresting fugitives at concerts using AI.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a new exhibit coming called Rock on TV.
- The new NFL policy on kneeling during the national anthem is one big clusterf**k. But you knew that, right?
- Here’s another look at how artists are illegally paying their way onto influential playlists.
- Muzenly looks like a useful app for anyone who goes to music festivals.
- And speaking of apps, Starving Artist aims to connect music-makers.
- Would you go over your phone if you dropped it into a porta-potty at a festival? (Via Steve)
- Is Spotify having some second thoughts about its “hateful content” policy?
- When it comes to its new racial sensitivity training, Starbucks will use rapper Common.
- What’s it like to stage a big Broadway musical? Weird. Very weird.
- WIth Morgan Freeman running into #MeToo difficulties, Seth Rogen has offered to take his place as the voice of Vancouver Transit.
- Is YouTube’s new streaming music service any good? Let’s take a look. (BTW, Canada will get this new service sooner than you may think.)
- Why would Kanye West pay $85K for a picture of Whitney Houston’s drug-strewn bathroom? For some album artwork, of course.
- This is fun: a history of storytelling through various audio formats.
- New AR technology: a wearable device that will allow concertgoers to mess with the audio mix.
- A sign of the times: Toronto’s NOW magazine is now looking for listener donations.