Published on June 7th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Friday, June 7, 2019
On this day in 1982, Graceland opened to the public. The bathroom where Elvis died was kept off-limits. On to music news for June 7, 2019.
- New Orleans funk legend Dr. John has died at the age of 77.
- This musician used to be a target of the KGB and the FBI for an interesting reason.
- It looks like Siri will come to other non-Apple products.
- Baby Shark, the TV series. Seriously.
- Universal has signed a deal with a company called Super Hi-Fi which uses artificial intelligence to place additional audio between songs as music is streamed.
- How Celine Dion changed not only Vegas but the music industry.
- Chris Brown: plagiarist?
- Barack and Michelle Obama are now in the podcast business for Spotify.
- Pussy Riot is coming to the rescue of the women of Alabama.
- Madonna recalls working with Harvey Weinstein back in the 90s. She doesn’t remember that fondly.
- This is how people talked about iTunes when it first launched in 2001.
- Here’s the story of the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind album as told by photographer Kurt Weddle.
- R Kelly has pleaded not guilty to his latest accusations.
- As we continue to remember the 75th anniversary of D-Day, here’s a story about a British POW forced to play music for his Nazi captors.
- Billboard is going to add new charts to highlight songwriters and producers.
- Attention musicians: Spellcheck your merch!
- There’s a lot of controversy over this new NWA-related park bench.
- Labels are spending a ton on A&R (US$4 billion) because new artists are driving streaming–and streaming is driving revenues.