Published on June 27th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Wednesday, June 27, 2018
On this day in 1994, Aerosmith became the first major rock band to offer a song for free download. “Head First” took up to 90 minutes to download through one of those old dial-up modems.
- The Grammys have expanded the number of nominees in major categories from five to eight.
- And the most-Shazamed artist of 2018 so far is…really?
- This is also interesting: Only one of Spotify’s top 5 artists of 2018 is American. Here’s the list.
- English fans have been warned not to sing anti-Brexit songs during England’s World Cup game with Belgium.
- No Glastonbury this year, of course (it’s one of those “fallow years”) but Madonna is set to headline in 2019.
- Kenya’s rapping priest has been suspended by the Catholic Church.
- A generation of music fans is stressed over student loans.
- Adele has begun work on new music. (And then there’s this about her old friends’ judgment on her singing.)
- Cher: The musical? Apparently.
- Things are rough in Rio de Janeiro’s clubland.
- The UK singles chart is going to look a little different now that it includes YouTube data.
- Well, this seems a little backward.
- Instagram is now worth how much? Wow.
- This keyboard will cure your hashtag habit.
- It’s SIR Barry Gibb now, thank you.
- More research on how music lessons will help your kid later in life.
- Here’s important advice on how to create the perfect one-sheet for your band.
- Bryan Adams would like to set the record straight about his relationship with Princess Diana.
- The Kinks say they’re getting back together, but I’ll believe that when I see it. There’s already dissension.
- Elton John is selling his late mother’s house. Want to buy it?