Published on August 9th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, August 9, 2018
Inflation is so bad in Venezuela these days that $1 US will buy 925,000 gallons of premium gas. Wow. And now, some music news for August 9, 2018.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streams vs. this time last year: Total albums, -17.8%; digital albums, -21.4%; physical albums, -15.5%; CDs, -19.7%; vinyl, +52.7%; streams, +52.7% (1.356 billion streams last week).
- Why are so many songs this summer so sad? Given everything that’s happening, shouldn’t there be more angry songs?
- Mick Fleetwood had something to say about the departure of Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac.
- This is one of the strangest versions of “Bohemian Rhapsody” that you might ever hear.
- Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke appearance is being turned into a prime-time special.
- Another music issue with Brexit: the live audio market.
- Here’s why you should listen to the radio at work.
- This article proposes some ideas for fixing radio’s problems.
- More radio: Edmonton has a new station called The Chuck.
- Want to learn K-pop fashion sense? Go here.
- There’s been another death at a summer music festival, this time in California.
- Apple Music has a new automated playlist feature based on what your friends are listening to.
- Don’t panic. This is satire.
- How do you test expensive speakers? Not like this.
- Will the CD ever be embraced by hipsters in the same way as vinyl and cassettes? Let’s take a look.
- Remember the Plain White T’s “Hey Delilah?” The song is being turned into a TV show.
- Should Elliot Smith be considered for a Nobel prize? Some people think so.
- You know what’s got Hollywood excited these days? Musical biopics.
- If you’re going to be a big-shot record producer, you should have a nice Hollywood home, right?
- Speaking of real estate, Lance Bass didn’t buy the Brady Bunch house after all.