It was on this day in 2003 that the World Health Organization warned of a new threat called SARS. Moving on to music news for March 12, 2019…
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs, this time last year: Total albums, -18.9%; digital albums, -19.8%; CDs, -21.5%; digital tracks, -30.2%, vinyl LPs, +8.5%; on-demand audio streams, +39.4% (1.367 billion streams last week.)
Anotherinteresting sales note: Less than 100,000 CDs were sold in all of Canada last week.
- Johnny Lydon is heartbroken over the death of Prodigy Man Keith Flint. (Via Michael)
- A sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody? It’s being discussed.
- Someone found a demo of David Bowie’s “Starman” which had been sitting in a loft for 50 years. It’s now going up for auction.
- This new app is designed to improve your safety as music festivals.
- Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green fashion line has brought in the consultants to see if the company can’t adapt to the world of online shopping.
- There are a lot of Soundgarden vinyl reissues coming.
- These are the top 10 radio stations to which people listen online.
- Check out this new audio advertising format.
- Well, this could mess up the world of streaming.
- If you’re going to post a music video, make sure it doesn’t show all the software you’ve pirated.
- The concert experience and virtual reality: here’s the latest. Hey, who wouldn’t want to see at least some concerts from the comfort of home?
- You knew this was coming: The world’s first genderless AI voice.
- The art of sequencing songs on albums is more important than ever. Here’s why.
- Here’s a new installment of “Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands.” This week: Saints&Sinners.
Interestingthing about the new Captain Marvel movie: It’s the highest-grossing movie with a musical score by a woman.
- K-pop has been hit with a big sex scandal.