Published on January 31st, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, January 31, 2019
Still brutally cold over much of North America. At my parents’ place in Manitoba, it reached -50 C with the windchill. Yikes. Now, music news for January 31, 2019.
- Is Brian Johnson back singing for AC/DC? He just might be.
- Canadian Indie Week is coming up Nov 13-17 in Toronto. If you want to register your band, go here.
- Taylor Swift a “cybersecurity icon?” Appparently.
- Peter Jackson, the guy behind all the Lord of the Rings movies, is set to direct a documentary on the Beatles’ Let It Be sessions.
- Aliens. Gotta be aliens.
- If you’re looking for something different the next time you’re in LA, try Hello Kitty Karaoke.
- The average Spotify user pays $5.50 a month (i.e. the average between all the money from paying subscribers diluted by the those using the free tier). Record labels want more.
- Apple Music is doing its best to bring back the concept of the album to its former glory.
- Looking for something different to listen to? Try online independent radio.
- Samsung looks to be getting deeper into the wireless earbuds game.
- Video game stores are the new record stores.
- DJ Paul van Dyk has been awarded $10 million in damages after he fell through a hole on a stage at a gig in 2016.
- Despite being disgraced and fired from the project, director Bryan Singer stands to make $40 million from Bohemian Rhapsody.
- Another plea for people to proofread your tattoos. Right, Ariana Grande?
- Interesting: American Airlines will soon allow passengers to access Apple Music for free on domestic flights.