Published on November 13th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, November 13, 2018
As you may have determined from my out-of-office note, I’m AWOL for the next bit. Where? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and see if you can figure it out. Meanwhile, I’m still working on things like music news for Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming figures vs. this time last year: Total albums, -21.6%; digital album, -19.6%; CDs, -22.8%; vinyl LPs, + 26.5%; streamings, +48.5% (1.552 billion streams in Canada last week.)
- Add Neil Young to the list of stars slamming Donald Trump over the California wildfire crisis.
- Meanwhile, Kim and Kanye used private firefighters to deal with their situation. I had no idea there was such a thing.
- And Snoop smoked a joint outside the White House as an anti-Trump protest. That’ll show ’em.
- One more: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top fired his opening act for wearing a Trump hat.
- Joe Perry is “alert and responsive” after collapsing backstage at Madison Square Garden after a Billy Joel guest appearance.
- This is how Muse became one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
- People love the idea of owning Aretha Franklin’s used clothes.
- Mariah Carey does good business in China in an interesting way.
- What’s the ideal length for a podcast? Let’s find out.
- This is nice: Bruno Mars is going to provide 24,000 Thanksgiving dinners for the underprivileged people of Hawaii.
- An Amazon Echo is now a witness in a murder case.
- The legal version of Napster appears to be the only streaming music service that’s turning a profit.
- More and more people are willing to watch hour-long YouTube videos. How times have changed…
- Does background music in stores drive you nuts? You’re not alone.
- This is why the singer of Imagine Dragons is fighting so hard for LGBTQ rights.
- Lorde to Kanye: “YOU RIPPED ME OFF!”
- Apple’s new patent for headphones sure looks interesting.
- Here’s a simple tip bands can use to get more people out to gigs.
- A good sign: overall artist revenues are rising.