Published on August 29th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Apparently planet Nibiru is coming to destroy the earth in four weeks. Time to go shopping. Might as well leave a balance on Visa, right? And now, the music news for August 20.
- Here are your Canadian music sales numbers this week vs. where things were at this point last year: Total albums, -17%; digital albums, -24%; CDs, -12%; vinyl, +7.5%; streaming, +82%.
- Ongoing History podcasts have now surpassed 400,000 downloads. Thanks for the support!
- ZZ Top has released a statement about the disaster befalling their hometown of Houston.
- Meanwhile, celebrities and companies are pitching in for relief efforts.
- Josh Homme has signed up to read children’s stories on a TV show for kids.
- A Bluetooth hula hoop?
- Chad Allan, a founding member of the Guess Who, has suffered a “serious stroke.”
- In case you haven’t heard the news, Bruce Springsteen has agreed to perform at the closing ceremonies of The Invictus Games in Toronto next month.
- Is Apple’s Beats 1 really the “biggest radio station on the planet?” Uh, no.
- Are you looking to get a job in the radio business? Here are some handy hints.
- And yes, radio is just fine, even with young listeners. Except maybe AM radio. That’s done.
- Why “Wonderwall” by Oasis will never go away.
- Deaf music fans are finally getting some attention.
- Blue whales are starting to sing lower for some reason.
- This 19-year-old is helping to eradicate homophobia from music festivals.
- Half of all US households are listening to podcasts and Millennials love them.
- Anyone who listened to me on the radio back in the 90s knows this! It’s not like it was a secret or something. Why is this suddenly such a big deal?
- The undercover raver.