Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Friday, April 19, 2019
It was on this day in 1987 that a short-form animated feature called The Simpsons first appeared as an interstitial feature on The Tracy Ullman Show. Now let’s talk about music news for April 19, 2019.
- Bill Drummond is on the Irish border today to make a statement on Brexit. Naturally, it’s a bit weird.
- A new Toronto noise bylaw targets concerts and clubs.
- If an AI program composes music, who owns the copyright? The legal opinion on this is rather fuzzy.
- Members of US Congress received their copies of the Mueller report on CD-ROMs. Here’s why.
- “Are podcasts killing music or just wasting our time?” Discuss.
- Live Nation is launching a series of all-female music events.
- Michael Jackson’s kids are quietly investigating the two accusers featured in the Leaving Neverland doc.
- Meanwhile, the Jackson estate seems to be having second thoughts about that $100 million lawsuit against HBO over the doc.
- Bandcamp now offers a vinyl-pressing service for artists.
- Bob Dylan speaks! For the first time in forever, he actually talked to the audience from the stage during a gig–but it was to scold them.
- Ratings for Saturday Night Live hit an all-time low last weekend. I thought BTS was supposed to fix that?
- Stream-ripping: Still a big problem.
- And speaking of piracy, season 8, episode 1 of Game of Thrones was pirated 54 million times in a single day.
- The 50 best music documentaries of all time: discuss.
- If the selling price of this house is any indication, Fleetwood Mac has been very, very good to Lindsey Buckingham.
- Judging by the selling price of this house, Fleetwood Mac was very, very good to Lindsey Buckingham.
- And speaking of real estate, check this out.