Published on August 1st, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Wednesday, August 1, 2018
August already. And my parents are coming to visit for almost a week. This should be interesting. Here’s music news for August 1, 2018.
- Apple is now very close to becoming the world’s first-ever trillion-dollar company.
- Remember those members of Pussy Riot who arrested for the field invasion at the World Cup? Just as they were released from jail, they were arrested again.
- Seth Rogen already has a deal to be the guest voice on the Vancouver transit system. Could the Toronto be next? Yep.
- Samsung is about to launch their Galaxy Watch.
- If Weezer can cover Toto (twice!), Toto has decided to cover Weezer. Seriously.
- Sony reported revenues of $1.9 billion in the first half of 2018. Of that, streaming revenues were $943.7 million. Read more.
- And Sony just bought another big chunk of Michael Jackson’s publishing.
- Australians should stop doing “shoeys,” which is something apparently big in music culture down there. Read about it here.
- Well, these are pretty TV setups. Canadian, too.
- This is an interesting story about the origin of the phrase “heavy metal” in music.
- On a semi-related note, exactly how loud was the Heavy Montreal festival? This loud.
- Does anyone remember crabcore? Has it completely died out as a musical form? We can only hope.
- Time for more weird music-related British TV: Happy Monday vs. Pulp man.
- I’m sure Bruno Mars REALLY appreciated this.
- Brexit issues are annoying Peter Gabriel because it’s keeping some of his WOMAD artists out of the UK.