Published on November 17th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Friday, November 17, 2017
There’s a bougainvillea that my wife has in a pot in the backyard and it’s STILL alive. That’s one tough tropical plant. And now, the music news for November 17.
- I did a presentation on Toronto music history earlier this week at the Great Hall. Here’s a review of the evening from Spill Magazine.
- Streaming is gaining in popularity but this survey says that radio is still very strong.
- Science says this four-note chord can make any song sound happy.
- Still confused about the music industry and blockchain? Read this article from Canadian Musician.
- Speaking of which, Canadian Musician magazine is offering a free webinar on DIY touring next Thursday at 7 pm. Details here.
- Into the history of Canadian punk? Check out this doc on DOA.
- Could Chris Cornell end up in the running for an Oscar? Maybe.
- Universal Music is going to have more than $2 billion USD in streaming revenues this year.
- The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is but a week away. Here’s the list of releases again.
- Apple seems to really believe that iPads will replace laptops. That’s what it looks like in this commercial.
- Survey says: Smart speaker owners are using them a lot for listening to music.
- Gene Simmons has been banned from Fox News for lewd behaviour.
- Katy Perry has been banned from China over the way she dressed as a sunflower. Wait–what?
- Coolio wants to run for the position of Vice-President of the US with a porn star as his running mate. (Dude: Check the US electoral system first. I think you’ve got it a bit wrong.)
- Want to know where it really sucks to be a musician? Venezuela.