Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, July 12, 2018
On this day in 1962, the Rolling Stones played their first gig. As for music news for July 12, 2018…
- Speaking of the Rolling Stones, could you pick Mick’s kid out of this lineup?
- Will British music fans succeed in pushing Green Day’s “American Idiot” to #1 on the charts in time for Donald Trump’s visit? It’s possible.
- This guy is selling 100,000 records for $1 each.
- It’s possible that Apple Music will have more paying users in the US than Spotify by Christmas.
- Facebook has been fined by the UK for data breaches. It’s a drop in the bucket for them, though.
- Sonos speakers now work with AirPlay 2, meaning you can stream audio from your iPhone or iPad to your Sonos, among other things. Just ask Siri.
- More fretting (sorry) over the death of the electric guitar.
- Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage–a right-wing guy if there ever was one–has a podcast called Farage Against the Machine. Rage Against the Machine has launched legal action.
- An interesting question: Which music festivals offer the best bang for your buck?
- This looks like a good book. It’s all about how music fans built the Internet.
- Well, this is a different look at Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video. Watch.
- It’s turning out to be the summer of cannabis schmoozing in Canada, especially at music festivals.
- The Apple App Store turned 10 this week. Time to delete most of your apps. Here’s why.
- Ready or not, facial recognition is coming soon to concerts.
- This is an interesting look at “the subtle art of rap album structure.” (Via Ronald)
- A very good luck at the continuing transition from owning to accessing music.
- A Go-Go’s musical–and in the “We Got the Beat” women? Yep.
- Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is selling his San Francisco mansion. Only $13 million USD, too.
- Very cruel, France. Very, very cruel.
- If you love vinyl, you’ll want to read this.