If you live in the Toronto area, is your bank suddenly on lockdown with a security guard at the front door? It’s everywhere. I wonder what’s going on? Ask around after you have a look at music news for January 28, 2020.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming figures compared to where things were at this point in 2019: Total album sales, -25.8%; CD sales, -25.5%; digital albums, -29.7%; digital tracks, -30.8%; vinyl LPs, -8.6%; on-demand audio streams, +20.9% (1.581 billion streams in the country last week). TEAs–the combination of physical sales and streams), +10.0%.
- Here are this year’s complaints about how the Grammys screwed up with its “in memoriam” segment.
- Mick Jagger has jumped into podcasts.
- Interested in music and AI? Take a look at DeepJams.
- The second-largest smartphone market in the world is now India.
- Want your kid to have music lessons? You might start with the ukulele.
- Then you can graduate to playing dissonant guitar chords.
- This thing about young kids impressing bands with their musical chops just won’t stop. Up next; This 10–year-old girl rocking Queens of the Stone Age.
- This could be a solution to all the expensive copyright infringement claims.