Published on October 4th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, October 4, 2018
Wikileaks was born on this day in 2006. Good thing? Bad thing? I guess it all depends. And now, music news for October 4, 2018.
- The singer of UB40 wants nothing to do with the Brett Kavanaugh controversy. An explanation can be found here.
- The woman who inspired Buddy Holly to write “Peggy Sue” back in 1958 has died. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham was 78.
- Let’s take a look at one of the class action lawsuits filed against Ticketmaster over allegations they helped scalpers buy and sell tickets.
- Here are eight ways that Hollywood is changing audio.
- They’re still fighting over the estate of James Brown, 12 years after he died.
- And here are some musicians who are leading the way for AI in music.
- Microsoft’s new Surface Pro hardware looks pretty good.
- If you’re a drummer, you might find this new device very useful when it comes to improving your playing skills.
- Sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll are no excuses for being a terrible person. See?
- This guy’s job is to archive everything in Prince’s vault. He’ll be very, very busy for a very, very long time.
- Facebook could be hit with a big fine from the EU over its recent data breach. (Via Tom)
- The CRTC has blocked a web censorship proposal from some big ISPs.
- And on the topic censorship is this weird story about Kidz Bop.
- Are your kids watching a lot of YouTube? You might want to read this.
- This university has banned clapping. “Use ‘jazz hands’ instead!” What?
- This BC punk put an American telemarketer fraudster in jail. Good.
- How can Spotify improve the streaming experience? Here are a couple of suggestions.
- There have been some arrests in the Rihanna burglaries.
- This should be fun: a novel that’s a satire of Silicon Valley.
- Whatever happened to the cast of the movie School of Rock? Let’s take a look.
- Another musician is in trouble with an airline.