Published on August 11th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Friday, August 11, 2017
I seem to have acquired an intense like for kombucha. Where did that come from? Whilst I sip my tea, here’s the music news for August 11.
- Chris Cornell’s family have announced plans for a memorial statue in Seattle.
- Two people were stabbed at a Rancid/Dropkick Murphys show in Chicago.
- A Saudi singer was arrested for dabbing (a type of hip hop dance move).
- Has the new “Watch” tab shown up on your Facebook page yet? It’s the service’s attempt to get a little more YouTube-y.
- A good question: Why have so many music festivals gone so badly this year?
- Employees at the American embassy in Havana were apparently subjected to some kind of weird acoustic attack.
- Want some Michael Jackson sunglasses? There’s a new line limited-edition line of them.
- Wait: Music therapy for autism doesn’t work?
- Meanwhile, there are now audiobooks for dogs. I wonder what stories my bull terriers might like?
- Here’s that provocative question again: Is it time to rethink Canadian content for radio?
- Live Nation is doing well. Revenue was up 29% to $2.8 billion USD in Q2.
- What’s happening to Toronto’s El Mocambo? Renovations are wrapping up and a soft opening is planned for November. A grand opening will happen in March, just in time for the venue’s 70th birthday.
- Meanwhile, Ottawa’s Zaphod Beeblebrox (which closed May 14) will reopen as the 27 Club November 18.
- Will SoundCloud be rescued by a bank in Singapore? Maybe.