Published on March 14th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, March 14, 2019
Spring starts next Wednesday at 5:58 EDT. Hang in there. Distract yourself from the last bit of winter with music news for March 14, 2019.
- The Internet is now 30 years old. Here are the ways it changed music.
- Must read: gender bias in the music industry.
- The music industry brought in nearly US$19 billion last year, of which 31% went to Universal Music Group.
- Nirvana vs. fashion designer Marc Jacobs, round 2.
- Trent Reznor has been announced as the person who will induct The Cure into The Rock and Hall of Fame.
- Andrew Ridgely, George Michael’s partner in Wham, has something to say about George in a new memoir.
- After twenty years, it’s time to change your on-hold music, don’t you think? (Via Tom)
- Spotify has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple in the EU. This could get weird.
- From the Department of Duh: “Study Shows That Music is Increasingly Important in Marketing.” Discuss.
- Still into the should-we-or-shouldn’t-we listen to Michael Jackson debate? Read this.
- There’s also this debate on whether platforms like Spotify should ban Michael Jackson and R Kelly.
- Emo nostalgia: It’s now a thing.
- There’s a petition to erect a statute to late Prodigy man Keith Flint.
NowTHIS is a Led Zeppelin superfan!
- A judge refused to reduce R Kelly’s child support payments from US$21,000 a month.
- More on this debate: “Can we still listen to Michael Jackson?” (Via Danny
- And this: “‘The Simpsons’ Boss Al Jean: Michael Jackson Used the Show to ‘Groom Boys.'” Discuss.
- The K-pop sex scandal widens.
- Yes, this song is in just about every movie trailer these days.
- Weakest use of Garth Brooks lyrics…ever!