Random music news for Saturday, October 19, 2019

How many times have you heard the phrase “quid pro quo” over the last two weeks? People haven’t spoken this much Latin in centuries. Over to music news for October 19, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca;
  2. Today’s music charts are essentially meaningless (I agree). Discuss.
  3. As a fan of physical newspapers–I get three delivered every day–this is not good.
  4. Amazon is now putting on a music festival.
  5. Mike Taveroff, the owner of what was Canada’s oldest record store, has died.
  6. Joni Mitchell has a new book of songs and drawings.
  7. If you’re a composer of beats, this new app helps create billions of drum sounds.
  8. If you ever hope to write the theme song for a long-running game show, you’d better read this first.
  9. St. Vincent is opening her own Champagne bar in London.
  10. How ironic are you? Take this test.
  11. Snoop Dogg has a member of his staff whose sole job is rolling joints. He’s paid US$50,000 a year. (Via Tom)
  12. Best makeup: KISS or Misfits?
  13. There’s a new alliance of companies who want to keep the vinyl revival going. This is a god thing.
  14. Gee, I seemed to have missed Cassette Store Day 2019. What a shame.
  15. What rock bands are getting the most streams these days? Here’s a list.

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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