Published on February 12th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Today is Charles Darwin’s birthday. Make sure you give a creationist a hug. And now, music news for February 12, 2019.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. this week last year: Total albums sold, -22.1%; digital albums sold, -23.4%; all physical albums, -21.1%; CDs, -25.5%; vinyl albums, 14.0%; on-demand audio streams, +39.9% (1.315 billion streams(
- Word is that the Grammys rejected XXXTentacion for their annual “in memoriam” segment.
- TV ratings for the Grammys hit a new low in the target demo (adults 18-49) but saw an overall increase in viewers.
- Ariana Grande vs. the hockey puck.
- What are you trying to tell us, Big Wreck? What does this video mean? (Via Mykel)
- Emergency surgery for Neil Schon of Journey. Gall bladder had to come out.
- I’m going to have to get this book called The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig. It’s bound to be filled with all kinds of music industry gossip.
- Not music related, but fun for a Tuesday. Play “Can’t Unsee.”
- Another installment of a series of posts dedicated to often-forgotten Canadian hard rock bands of the past: Sven Gali.
- A couple got engaged at an Arkells show. How sweet. (Via Tom)
- Could Vivendi really be serious about selling Universal Music Group? Hey, if it’s worth US$42 billion, wouldn’t you? The company had its best year ever.
- And if UMG goes, what about the other majors? Could we see a bunch of sales? It’s a question worth asking.
- Because who doesn’t want a metal version of the theme from The Golden Girls?
- A Michael Jackson statue has been removed from a Danish mall over complaints that he was a pedo.