Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, October 16, 2018
It was on this day in October 1970 when Pierre Trudeau enacted the War Measures Act. It was a scary time for Quebec especially and Canada in general. And in music news for October 16, 2018…
- Canadian music sales and streams vs. this time last week: Total albums, -20.3%; digital albums, -19.3%; physical albums, -20,9%; CDs, -24.6%; vinyl, +30.7%; streams, +49% (1.439 billion streams last week.)
- Remember WinAmp? It’s coming back.
- The most politically divisive artist in the US is…really? Okay…
- Interesting: Alt-rock songs that were not hits the first time around.
- Another fun list: The best “fictional” songs from movies.
- Record labels say they’re still losing $2.7 billion a year from piracy.
- Johnny Lydon and his MAGA shirt. Oh, dear.
- When was the last time we had a technological leap when it came to the harmonica? Look at this.
- Do you find that you’re most distracted than ever in the digital world? You’re not alone.
- The Apple iTunes podcast chart is not working. What can be done? Here’s a suggestion.
- Report: Music piracy warnings should be stronger.
- Roger Daltrey of The Who had some love children issues.
- And now, the Amy Winehouse biopic.
- On that subject, will we ever see a truly honest music biopic? Maybe not.
- Bryan Adams is popular in India, but not for reasons you might think. See?
- Female artists are really getting a raw deal when it comes to attention in the country music world.
- Maybe the album’s death is being greatly exaggerated.
- Sometimes, you have to leave the trappings of youth behind. Like chin piercings.
- Wilco has a new $1200 box set coming. They’re also selling an axe.