Published on March 1st, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Three weeks til spring. Three weeks til spring. Three weeks til spring. Music news now.
- So how does the money work in today’s music business? Like this.
- HMV is closing its store on Bloor Street West in Toronto. That strip has the highest rents in all of Canada, so it’s not surprising that a record store would be forced out. HMV maintains five stores in Toronto, including the big flagship at 333 Yonge.
- If you’re into narrations and voiceovers, watch this.
- Cream’s Ginger Baker has been diagnosed with serious heart problems. People who know him replied “He has a heart?”
- Calgary just lost an alternative station. The Peak went country yesterday.
- Charlie Tuna, one of my old-school radio heroes, is dead at 71. Me and my old radio buddies used to listen to airchecks like this.
- Meanwhile, a live DJ has added slander to his suit against Taylor Swift
- Here’s a collection of songs written about three of the leading US presidential candidates. Yes, there’s a Trump song. (Via Ray)
- Tidal has its own royalty lawsuit now. And it lost its CFO and COO in 24 hours. This is a serious implosion.
- Wow. Michael Stipe has changed his look. (Via Larry)
- The Rolling Stones want to play in Cuba.
- So far, so good for Adele’s world tour.
- Scott Russo of Unwritten Law has had surgery. No one is saying why.
- Another view of the Apple vs. FBI situation: this could set a dangerous precedent.
- Is karaoke good for bonding with co-workers? I’d never do it, but some people are big advocates.