Published on July 24th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The end-of-summer season sales are now on. I’m not ready for this. I can, however, offer some music news for July 24, 2018.
- Weekly Canadian music sales numbers vs. this time last year: Total albums, -17.1%; digital album2, -21;3%; physical albums, -14.3%; CDs, -18.3%; vinyl, +58%; streaming, +53.2%.
- Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s assassin, is coming up for parole for the tenth time.
- If you think your life is too dull, consider becoming a Juggalo so you could attend gatherings like this.
- A warning about Wu-Tang Wednesday. Hey, I’d be down for this.
- How much money could be made from audiences who pirate material? If they could ever be converted, the market could be huge.
- A Sex Pistols gig at a country pub next spring? Something doesn’t smell right here.
- This is what CBGB has become today.
- The UK plans to celebrate National Album Day on October 13.
- Into Daft Punk? There’s a new book about them.
- This single dropped from #1 to #97 in one week on the British charts. Can you guess the song?
- MGM Resorts is defending its move to sue victims and survivors of the Route 91 concert massacre.
- David Bowie’s first-ever studio recording–one that was rejected by a record company–is going up for auction…
- …and it was found in, of all places, a bread box! (Via Steve)
- And a harmonica used by Bob Dylan sold at auction for $13,700.
- New stat: YouTube has 1.9 billion daily users who stream 180 million hours of video every day.
- Let’s get to the bottom of this story that Michael Jackson was chemically castrated.
- The rich do not take summer vacations like this rest of us.
- Speaking of vacations, here are some hotels with facilities that allow guests to make music.
- And if you’d rather stay at luxury hotels with their own nightclubs, check out these.
- Lest we forget, going to gigs can help you live longer.
- Thanks to Donald Trump’s tariffs, American could soon be paying more for their favourite gadgets.