Published on May 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music new for Tuesday, May 8, 2018
As of today, smallpox has been eradicated from the planet for 38 years. Take that, anti-vaxxers. And for music news on May 8, 2018…
- Canadian album sales last week vs. a year ago: Total albums, -22.3%; physical albums, -21.5%; CDs, -26.1%; digital tracks, -20.4%; vinyl, +60.5%(!!!); streaming, +54.6%.
- Anyone up for some lewd tweets re: DJ Khaled and Liam Gallagher.
- George Harrison’s first electric guitar is going to sell for big dollars.
- A very rare Beatles album is also for sale. Make the dude an offer!
- This guy in Japan REALLY wants that old Beatles footage. (Via Tom)
- Warner Music Group sold its Spotify shares and ended up with $400 million.
- Lady Antebellum is still trying to sort out their double-anthem fail. (Tom again)
- Krist Novoselic, the former bass player for Nirvana, is now playing accordion in a stoner rock band. You read that right.
- Flaming Lips beer? Why not?
- A folding smartphone could be a reality by next year.
- The myth of the band reunion. Good points. (Via Ed)
- If you’re interested in the history behind our CanCon regulations on radio, read this.
- There’s a petition aimed at preventing the CBC from destroying an irreplaceable archive of music. Sign it.
- A broadcasting scholarship has been created in the name of the play-by-play person killed in the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
- Did Syria create the world’s first song?
- Here’s some interesting analysis of radio listening in the UK.
- “I’m not black, I’m Kanye.” Interesting. (Via Larry)
- There’s a cool new recording studio in the Bahamas. They don’t open new facilities like this much anymore.
- Will Harry and Meghan have a grime ceremony?