Published on September 11th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, September 11, 2018
September 11 is always a difficult date. It’s even more difficult when it falls on a Tuesday, just like it did back in 2001. Here’s what’s making music news.
- So does this mean we’re getting closer to the new Tool album? (Via Moe)
- Canadian music sales and streams vs. this time last year: Total albums, -19.1%; digital albums, -20.0%; physical albums, -18.6%; CDs, -22.5%; digital tracks, -22.6%; vinyl, +38.5%; streams, +50.6% (1.116 billion streams last week).
- Emimen sold 252,000 physical copies of his Kamikaze album in the US its first week out. That’s not a bad number, but a far cry from the old days.
- Here’s a look at music streams year-to-date.
- How streaming is changing everything about music.
- Smart speakers could have nearly 50% market penetration in the US after this Christmas.
- This guy is making six figures annually by teaching online guitar lessons. Nice gig. (Via Tom)
- What does America’s only deaf football team do during the national anthem? This.
- If you’re a fan of Kate Bush, you might want to look into this new book of her lyrics.
- Speaking of books, Toto’s Steve Lukather has a new memoir. The guy’s done TONS in the business (like playing the riffs on Michael Jackon’s “Beat It”) so it should be a good read.
- What’s the right font for your band? That’s not a dumb question. Read more here.
- If Trump forces Apple to build iPhones in the US, watch prices spike up. Analysis here.
- Apple Music has fixed the way it displays albums and singles.
- Are you sure you want to be a YouTube star? I mean, REALLY sure? Read this first.
- Professor Kanye? Seriously? Apparently.
- Maybe he’ll explain his whole involvement in the PornHub Awards.
- Next up for the Westboro Baptist Church? Fall Out Boy.
- It is VERY tough to be in the concert business in Israel these days. Here’s why.
- Ever hear the name Ron Delsener? If you’ve ever gone to any kind of concert, you should know about him.
- Here’s another remembrance of The Who’s Keith Moon, 40 years after he died at age 32.