No more turkey. Please. Let’s just do music news for October 15, 2019, and then go for another nap.
- Canadian music sales and streams vs. where things were this time last year: Total album sales, -23.5%; CD sales, -27.3%; digital albums, -22.3%; digital tracks, -27.8%; vinyl +0.2%; on-demand audio streams, +34.1% (1.54 billion streams in the country last week.)
- Convicted pedophile Gary Glitter will NOT receive music royalties from the Joker movie.
- This dead guy pranked his family from beyond the grave with a special audio recording. Good one, dude.
- Australia will host a major U2 conference to coincide with the band’s tour through Down Under next month.
- In his new memoir, Elton John says that he believed Michael Jackson was “mentally ill.”
- Sulli, a South Korean pop star, was found dead in her home.
- Apple Music has started transcribing lyrics in-house.
- Who thought this was a good idea?
- Prince as
- This pro violinist plays for rescue dogs recovering from abuse and…wow.
- What will a music company look like in 2025? Maybe like this.
- Sigur Ros has had their tax evasion case dismissed.
- This is a different sort of band t-shirt.
- The Central Bank of Ireland is going to issue a commemorative Phil Lynott €15 coin.
- Russian rappers vs. Vladimir Putin.