Random music news for Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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  1. Canadian music sales and stream stats vs. this time last year: Total album sales, -24.9%; CDs, -30.3%; digital albums, -20.7%; digital tracks, -27.5%; vinyl LPs, -4.0%; on-demand audio streams, +34.8% (1.916 billion streams last week).
  2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has become the oldest music video to reach a billion views on YouTube.
  3. Ed Sheeran seems to have found an effective (but expensive) way to keep the neighbours complaining about the noise.
  4. US presidential candidate Kamala Harris attended a fundraiser organized by Scooter Braun. Swifties are not happy.
  5. Ryan Adams has emerged to comment on the #MeToo allegations against him.
  6. This is exactly why the sellers of concert tickets would love to become more like the airlines.
  7. Mick Jagger is back into movies. See?
  8. Two years on from his suicide, here’s a clip of Chester Bennington doing what he did best.
  9. Google and Facebook have been tracking porn preferences–even if you are in incognito mode.
  10. When did Donald Trump become such a big A$AP Rocky fan? He now says he will pay his bail to get him out of jail in Sweden.
  11. Meanwhile, we have Justin Bieber vs. Trump.
  12. Have you got news fatigue? You are not alone.
  13. And it just keeps getting worse for R Kelly.
  14. Stream-rippers have found a way around YouTube’s protections.
  15. This new songwriting collaboration app is a big hit in Nashville.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  • July 23, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    Wow. The clip of Chester singing to the mom and her daughter is unbelievable. So powerful!

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