Published on January 16th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Now that Blue Monday is behind us, we can concentrate on getting through the second half of what’s been (generally) a brutal month. Here’s your music news for January 16, 2018.
- Please don’t ask Dave Grohl if rock is dead. He’s tired of that question.
- Canadian album sales vs. this time last year: Total albums, -21.9%; digital albums, -18.1%; digital tracks, -19.5%; physical albums, -24.9%; CDs, -28.3%; vinyl, +19.6%; streams, +61.5%.
- Interesting: 30 American AM radio stations have disappeared in the last 12 months. The band is slowly dying.
- Is tech becoming too complicated? A lot of people seem to think so.
- Having trouble selecting songs for a playlist? This app helps by using colours.
- Here’s another musical plagiarism issue. This one involves Air France.
- The New York City subway can be rough. This is what can happen if you play your music too loud.
- A North Korean orchestra is going to perform at the Winter Olympics next month. That should cut down on the chances of an attack from the DPRK.
- North Korea is also sending a pop singer.
- Another look at how Facebook has deprioritized publishers, a move that will hurt musicians.
- Last week, it was possible make the Billboard Top 200 SoundScan charts by selling just 589 records.
- Also worth noting about SoundScan last week: Only one David Bowie album is listed even though last week was the second anniversary of its death.
- How is the Pogues’ Shane McGowan still alive? He must have the same genes as Keith Richards.