Published on March 27th, 2018 | by Alan Cross2
Random music news for Tuesday, March 27, 2018
I really should pay more attention to what’s happening in Canadian politics but the shit show south of the border is such a car crash that I can’t look away. I’m a bad hoser. Here’s music news for March 27, 2018.
- Canadian music sales last week vs. this time last year: Total album, -27.9%; digial albums, -24,2%; physical albums, -30.2%; CDs, -34.3%; digital tracks, -20.2%; vinyl +41.1%; streaming, +57.1%.
- I love this question: Do Canadian artists and songwriters still need Cancon protection?
- Spotify says that it could have close to 100 million paid subscribers by Christmas.
- The $1.6 billion lawsuit against Spotify is actually rooted in a law involving player pianos.
- This dude asks strangers to dance in front of a camera. Here’s what happens.
- How can the piano be revived for the Spotify generation? Maybe like this.
- Remember that Lana Del Rey-Radiohead lawsuit? Never mind.
- The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde has an art book coming out. It would like nice on the coffee table.
- Killer Mike says his interview about the NRA was taken the wrong way. He says he’s sorry.
- Here’s a strange article about the most popular Ecstasy pills in the world.
- A Tribe Called Quest has a new sneaker deal with Vans.
- Report: Prince had a shitload of fentanyl in his system when he died.
- Joan Baez might be 77, but she still has a lot to protest.
- Smartphones are going to do terrible things to the environment by 2020.
- Just in case you were still wondering what the Backstreet Boys-‘NSync feud was all about…