Is this the last week of July? Already?
Here’s some music news to start the week.
- Bobbi Kristina Brown died last night. She was 22.
- The first WayHome Music Festival north of Toronto grossed $10 million from 35,000 people. Not bad for year one.
- This is one of the most interesting battles in Canadian radio at the moment.
- This is the newest musical to sweep Britain–and it’s very, very political. And funny, apparently.
- This is a new way of imagining classic album covers. (Via Hector)
- Spoiling for a fight at work today? Then drop this list on someone: “The Best Song Ever by 203 Famous Rock Bands.” (Yes, it’s Buzzfeed clickbait. I fell for it. You will, too.) (Via Tom)
- I had no idea: Duran Duran was almost once almost wiped out by an IRA bomb plot.
- The Mormon DJ that’s blowing up all over the world.
- Joe Jackson has had a stroke. He’s temporarily blind.
- Swedish authorities detained Snoop Dogg because they thought be might be on drugs. Now there’s talk of racial profiling.
- Every week a billion music streams are heard in the UK.
- This artist is getting 100% of the royalties from iTunes music sales. Here’s how.
- A hip hop producer talks about finding the perfect sample.
- Here’s an interesting use of 360-degree video technology from Australia. Use the controller in the upper left-hand corner.
- “Millions” of people are using Apple’s Beats 1. Is that good? Or is that low?
- Here’s a great profile of Voice of America, the US foreign radio service that by law cannot be heard in the United States.