Okay, people. Time to take down the Christmas lights. At least remove those reindeer figures from the front yard, okay? Here’s what we have for music news for April 9, 2019.
- Canadian weekly music sales and streams vs. this time in 2018: Total album sales, -20.5%; CDs, -25.2%; digital albums, -18%; digital tracks, -29.6%; vinyl, +3.8%; on-demand audio streams, +38.1% (1.417 billion streams in Canada last week).
- Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green clothing company has been sold, saving it from insolvency.
- When Ozzy took a tumble at home, he dislodged some metal rods in his back, hence the cancellation of all those shows.
- Apple Music says it now has more subscribers in the US than Spotify.
- Henry Rollins and his shelves. You heard me.
- Cool: The weird machine that was once used to calculate radio ratings.
- If you have a podcast, listen to this conversation about best practices.
- Ed Robertson explains how the Barenaked Ladies came up with the theme to The Big Bang Theory.
- According to new CRTC data, 88% of Canadians listen to
radioin any given month. No, the medium is not dead.
- There’s a new documentary on ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. It’s been dropped from a film festival because it reveals he first had sex with his future wife when she was just 14.
- A brief history of the theme from The Twilight Zone.
- K-pop is taking over YouTube again.
- Jack White’s Third Man Records is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The company has had some interesting experiences.
- Fun: Let’s go back to the days when the music industry declared that “home taping is killing music.” (Via Peter)