Published on March 23rd, 2019 | by Alan Cross1
Random music news for Saturday, March 23, 2019
Squirt, the junior English bull terrier in the house, turns five today. Special treats for everyone! On to music news for March 23, 2019.
- Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
- Guy Oseary, the manager for acts like U2 and Madonna, has set up a GoFundMe page for the victims of the mosque shootings in New Zealand. It’s going well, too.
- Toronto’s Budweiser Stage (formerly The Molson Amphitheatre) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Owners Live Nation have announced some interesting offers and upgrades.
- Have you seen Motley Crue’s The Dirt movie on Netflix yet? (It debuted yesterday.) Here’s what the movie left out.
- After something of a slow start, vinyl has taken off in Japan.
- This 12-year-old has a six-figure record deal.
- Fifty-one years after it was shot, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus will come to theatres.
- Ratings for Fox’s Empire have hit an all-time low. Blame the Jussie Smollett situation.
- Very handy: Vinyl albums that will really show off your stereo system. (Via Pierre)
- How much do songwriters get paid for streaming? Well, it’s complicated. Very, very, very complicated. But this article simplifies everything.
- Nominations are open for the 2019 Canadian Indie Awards. Go here.
- Cool: This ball is a self-contained portable recording studio.
- A new report says that on a global basis, more people now have streaming video subscriptions than cable. However, cable still brings in way more money.
- The K-pop #MeToo sex scandal continues to engulf South Korea.
- Emo in the 2000s: It wasn’t healthy. Discuss.
- Why is The Who not playing the 50th anniversary Woodstock Festival? Seems like a strange omission…
- UK music venues continue to grapple with high costs. This new announcement is not good.
- When is a band reunion not an actual reunion? Good question.