Published on November 14th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Tuesday, November 14, 2017
It’s World Diabetes Day. You’re welcome. And now, the music news for November 14.
- Canadian music sales vs. where they were a year ago this week: Total albums, -16.3%: digital albums, -23%; physical albums, -11.5%; CDs, -13.2%; vinyl, +20.4%; streaming, +76..1%.
- Coming soon: A National Celebration, a live recording of the Tragically Hip’s final show in Kingston last summer. More details TBA.
- Gene Simmons said something stupid again. But that barely qualifies as news, does it?
- Never give Elton John a substandard piano or this could happen.
- Remember the scene in Wayne’s World where Mike Myers goes into a guitar shop to look at that rare guitar he called Excalibur? How much would that guitar sell on today’s vintage market? A lot, actually.
- Someone bought a Bob Dylan guitar for $400,000 USD.
- Is hip-hop keeping female singers off the charts? Let’s analyze that.
- Know someone who’s really into vinyl? You may want to look at this book called The Haynes Vinyl Manual.
- As of Monday, Taylor Swift’s Reputation has been sold 925,000 copies in the US…
- …and it sold 50,000 copies in Canada on its first day.
- For those wishing to brush up on their Dothraki, go here,
- Let’s muse on the fact that the Velvet Underground’s debut album still matters after 40 years.
- New trend: Dying artists who use their final albums as self-eulogies. We’ll see more of this.
- Confused about which Bluetooth headphones to buy? This might help.
- Here’s a look at five numbers that show how the music industry is changing these days.
- Coming soon: The first AI pop album. And you thought Auto-Tune was bad for music…