Random music news for Saturday, August 17, 2019

How much money is there in selling insurance? Have you counted the number of insurance company ads we see on TV in a single day? Think about that as you ponder music news for August 17, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. Archaeologists are sorting through the site of the original Woodstock for artifacts from 50 years ago. The problem is that they cleaned up so well after themselves.
  3. Do we have a release date for the iPhone 11? Maybe.
  4. A movie featuring Mick Jagger is coming to the Toronto International Film Festival.
  5. Ed Sheeran made some money for charity by auctioning off some ketchup. You heard me.
  6. The major labels are now worth much more since China’s Tencent started kicking the tires at Universal.
  7. Jay-Z “helped the NFL banish Colin Kaepernick.” Discuss.
  8. Matt Healy pissed off Dubai by doing this. Gutsy.
  9. Tool became the first artist to occupy all top 10 spots on the Billboard Rock Digital Sales chart.
  10. Another person has accused Katy Perry of sexual assault.
  11. Death threats? Seriously?
  12. Metal band that was profiled at a Walmart have new t-shirts commemorating the takedown.
  13. If you’re a Beatles fan, you’re probably going to want this new book on Abbey Road.
  14. Spotify Premium is coming soon to Teslas in North America.
  15. A carbon fibre guitar.
  16. Wanna teach your kids to beatbox? Try this.
  17. Amazon has something to say about the accusations that the company is selling counterfeit CDs.
  18. What has the music managed to get wrong lately? Glad you asked.
  19. Man’s best friend is…a duck?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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