Published on June 5th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, June 5, 2018
It was 50 years ago today that RFK was shot in the Ambassador Hotel in LA. Was there a second gunman? It’s very, very possible. And now, music news for June 5, 2018.
- I guess we can assume that Donald Trump won’t be buying the new NIN album, then.
- Another casualty of the streaming age: The death of the “intro track.”
- Want to take proper photos of your band? Don’t do this.
- Don’t want to get sued by Prince’s estate? Don’t do this.
- And on the topic of Prince, there’s a festival!
- #MeToo insurance is being offered to Australian musicians.
- Gibson Guitars has been thrown a $135 million lifeline.
- Here are three reasons why new music is released on Friday.
- We have books. We have audiobooks. Are audio dramas the next step? Maybe.
- Here’s more proof that streaming sites like Spotify are killing the album.
- Meanwhile, have you noticed how Spotify changed its volume control to reflect Pride Month?
- Is it time we retired the term “world music?”
- Are you an emerging Canadian musician? Here’s a chance to win some cash.
- Interesting trivia: You could have made the Top 200 Soundscan chart in the US last week by selling just 649 CDs.
- This baby’s first word was “Alexa.”
- It’s still miserable in Puerto Rico. Bomba music is helping people cope.
- These new archives from Neil Young are pretty cool.