Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Remember the Heaven’s Gate suicides? The bodies were discovered on this day in 1997. On a happier note. here’s some music news for March 26, 2019.
- Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. this time last year: Total album sales, -19.7%; CDs, -22.9%; digital albums, -19.6%; digital tracks, -29.8%; vinyl albums, +5.9%, on-demand audio streams, +38.5% (1.359 billion streams in Canada last week).
- Dubai to R Kelly: No.
- Justin Bieber is taking time off from music.
- By 2022, the amount of revenue coming from streaming will be worth more than the entire recorded music market was worth in 2018.
- Overwhelmed by media, entertainment and news choices (plus the attendant subscription costs)? You’re not alone.
- AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” has become something of an anthem for anti-Brexiters.
- It looks like Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, will be rated R.
- This explains most digital assistants default to female voices.
- Toronto’s Great Hall is up for sale. Let’s hope the new owners (whoever they may be) keep it as a music venue.
- For the first time ever, an NHL game feature play-by-play in Cree. (Via Tom)
- UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
- Scary Spice says she once had sex with Ginger Spice. (Via Tom again)
- Is it just me or are most of America’s music festivals pretty dull this year? Apparently, I’m not alone.
- Is Dr. Dre part of this whole US college admissions scandal. Maybe.