Published on July 9th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, July 9, 2019
It’s that time of year when I contemplate giving up on growing grass in the back yard. Two dogs will do that. Off to music news for July 9, 2019.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming figures vs. where things were at this time last year: Total album sales, -24.5%; CDs, -29.8%, digital albums, -20.1%; vinyl, -4.7%; on-demand audio streams, +34.9% (1.461 billion streams in the country last week.)
- Children’s choir sings Dio. As in Ronnie James. (Via Tm)
- This music festival in Detroit charged $10 for persons of colour but $20 for whites. There was a backlash.
- Want to block facial recognition technology? Wear ICP makeup.
- It’s been 20 years since Pearl Jam took on Ticketmaster. Maybe they were just too far ahead of their time.
- The opera truck. (Via Tom)
- Yet another Ontario summer festival has been canceled.
- In praise of independent radio.
- Heather Mills, the ex of Paul McCartney, just ended up with a settlement in a phone-hacking case.
- Ten radio lies.
- Hate auto-play videos? Google is apparently working on a pause/play button for its Chrome browser.
- The latest installment of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock Bands features Kick Axe.
- Marilyn Manson and Stephen King, together at last.
- The drummer of EyeHateGod was knifed and robbed in Mexico.