Published on August 11th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Saturday, August 11, 2018
I finally cleaned out the shed as part of my staycation duties. I’m sure the place is a breeding ground for hantavirus. I’ll let you know. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for August 11, 2018.
- A much-regarded musician was one of the victims in the Fredericton shooting that left four dead.
- This is disturbing: 47% of Canadians won’t pay for news. This could mean drifting to non-official news sources (i.e. Facebook) for “news.” Uh-oh.
- This is a good read: What, exactly, is “social music” in the age of streaming?
- Handy tips: How to start recording your own demos.
- More handy tips: How to write a great song lyric.
- Well, this music festival porta-potty led to something unexpected.
- Forget the algorithm. Here’s how six music industry insiders find new music.
- The singing black hole. Cool!
- This defunct streaming company has been found guilty of scamming an Alzheimer’s patient out of $6.6 million.
- A record shop in Kingston, Ontario, could be done for following a water main break.
- Music festivals in Lebanon? Yep. This just emphasizes that how music can live even in war zones.
- Queens of the Stone Age is another band that’s aligned themselves with a Canadian cannabis company.
- Alexa in your car? Here’s a look at Alexa Auto.
- A blockchain toilet? Instead “I shit you not” comment here.
- These dance crazes are changing the world.
- Leave it to Pussy Riot to constantly defy the Russian government. Good on them.
- Chris Martin of Coldplay will appear on a posthumous Avicii track.
- Eleven women have accused the former manager of The Lumineers of sexual assault and misconduct.
- This guy has been waiting a long, long time to have a hit song. Here’s his story.