Published on March 15th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Syrian civil war officially started on this day in 2011. There’s no end/bottom in sight. Here’s the music news for March 15, 2018.
- Here’s the full lineup of performers for the Junos in Vancouver on March 25.
- Bon Jovi just set an American chart record that no one wanted to set.
- Study: 94% of 18-24 year-olds use YouTube on a regular basis. I wonder what the other 6% are doing?
- Madonna is going to direct a movie about an African ballerina.
- You might not want to threaten your fans with guns, Lil Wayne.
- Netflix is getting into the TV news business.
- What’s with these charges of cultural appropriation against Bruno Mars and George Michael? Read this.
- The coding boffins behind the Radioplayer app are working on voice activation.
- Could Gibson Guitars be rescued by the Chinese? Maybe.
- Snoop Dogg’s venture firm just raised another $45 million. Yes, there’s money in cannabis.
- So why did The NME’s print edition fail? The Guardian has some ideas.
- The new head of Goldman Sachs might end up being a part-time EDM DJ that goes by the name DJ D-Sol.
- Into black metal? This looks interesting. (Via Tom)
- Did Katy Perry just have a #MeToo moment when she kissed a male contestant? Or have things swung too far?
- A good question: Why are British executives so over-represented in the music industry?