Random music news for Saturday, March 2, 2019

On this day in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA. And in music news for March 2, 2019…

  1. Ahead of Sunday’s HBO premiere of the Michael-Jackson-was-a-pedo documentary Leaving Wonderland, here’s a timeline of the alleged abuses.
  2. Here’s an interesting analysis of the global state of streaming.
  3. Meanwhile, streaming revenues grew by 30% in the US alone through 2018.
  4. And it all adds up to this: The American music industry posted its third year of double-digit growth, all thanks to streaming which grew by tripe digits.
  5. Ryan Adams to tour given his #MeToo issues? Nope.
  6. Daft Punk is working on an installation on electronic music that will debut in Paris.
  7. Apple has to be concerned about this: US music fans are spending more on CDs and vinyl than at iTunes downloads.
  8. Liberty Media, which owns everything from SiriusXM and Pandora to an F-1 team, is looking at buying into Universal.
  9. Speaking of SiriusXM, it’s added 100 channels to its streaming platform.
  10. Even though weed is legal in California, it’s still banned at Coachella.
  11. Then there’s Glastonbury, which has banned single-use plastic bottles. Good move.
  12. Another foldable phone.
  13. It looks like Apple is working on some AR glasses.
  14. Legoland Radio? Why not?
  15. Here’s our first look at the Frank Zappa hologram.
  16. Thinking about starting a music blog? Read this first.
  17. I’m really looking forward to this black metal movie called Lords of Chaos because much of it is based on a true story.
  18. Spare a thought for Ross Lowell, the man who invented gaffer tape in 1959. He died last month at age 92.
  19. Finally, something just for Caturday. Japan is a strange place.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

One thought on “Random music news for Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • March 4, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Liberty Media OWNs Formula 1… not only a team.


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