Published on August 24th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Friday, August 24, 2018
I don’t want to be an alarmist, but next weekend is Labour Day. Yes, already. Here’s music news for August 24, 2018.
- The Smashing Pumpkins are live streaming their gig from Seattle tonight through Twitter. Here’s your link.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King has died at age 68.
- Is it time to declare a winner in the Song of the Summer Sweepstakes? Might as well have a look.
- It looks like Apple’s $400 million buyout of Shazam will go ahead in Europe.
- A lost Mick Jagger/Carly Simon duet? Apparently.
- A Kanye tweet has led to a class action lawsuit.
- The major record labels are turning over $1 billion a month. Pretty healthy, no?
- A rainbow was seen over Comerica Park during a moment of silence for Aretha Franklin before a Detroit Tigers-Chicago Cubs game. A sign?
- Tired of bad news all the time? Then you need Google Assistant’s good news feature.
- There’s a big tribute to Courtney Love coming up in New York in October. Some interesting guests, too.
- Here’s a big, big problem was automated radio: What does a station like this do when a big star dies?
- Got a 4K TV? Get ready for 8K.
- Is this why you wear headphones in public?
- Billy Joel stands to make a killing with this real estate sale.
- Turns out teens are concerned about how much they’re tied to their mobile phones, too.
- Spotify is talking about direct deals with artists. Wouldn’t that make them a record label?
- Check out this Montreal guy who did all the music for the new Tomb Raider video game. (Via Tom)
- What happened to Johnny Depp’s Biggie Smalls movie? This.