Random music news for Tuesday, March 20, 2018
First day of spring! Now if those dirty piles of snow in parking lots would just go away. Here’s what I found for music news for March 20, 2018.
- Canadian music sales vs. this time last year: Total albums, -28.3%; digital albums, -22.4%; physical albums, -31.8%; CDs, -25.8%; digital tracks, -20.2%; vinyl, +38.4%; streaming, +57.8%.
- Could voice control (think smart speakers) mean a rise in ad-supported music services?
- Google can’t find the Beatles. Here’s what I mean.
- There’s a petition to have this town renamed from Aylesbury to Alylesbowie because–well, you know.
- A Spanish rapper has been jailed for lyrics that glorify terrorism.
- How long should a band keep going without its key members? Discuss.
- Jay-Z has invested $3 million in an interesting start-up.
- Oh, Mozzer…
- Our Kid needs to take better care of himself.
- Lorde’s US tour hasn’t done well, but…
- This glamorous harpist has been expelled from the UK for allegedly being a spy.
- If I Leave Here Tomorrow is a new documentary on Lynyrd Skynyrd. Here’s a review.
- A Las Vegas residency for blink-182? Yep.
- Are barcodes on concert tickets soon to be a thing of the past? Maybe.
- Here’s an interview between a baby James Corden and Meat Loaf from 1995.