Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, September 18, 2018
This was such a weird and awful month in 2001. First, the 9/11 attacks. And on this day, the anthrax attacks. As for music news for September 18, 2018…
- Canadian music sales and streams vs. this time last year: Total albums, -19.4%; digital albums, -19.9%; physical albums, -19.0%; CDs, -22,8%; digital tracks, -22.%; vinyl, +36.6%; streams, +50.4%; (1.153 billion streams last week.)
- I was a guest on a podcast called North of the Internet. You can listen here.
- Some Apple products will apparently be left off Trump’s tariff lists.
- Meanwhile, iOS 12 is rolling out for iPhones and iPads.
- And here’s why Apple discontinued the iPhone X.
- The Cranberries will officially split after one more album. They have material from Dolores already recorded.
- Interested in the latest data on the music listening habits of Americans? Here’s the full report.
- Metallica outdrew the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg. (Via Tom)
- Airline toilet set with Liam Gallagher? Here’s a story involving that.
- “Unbreakable” iPhones and laptops? Could be coming.
- This is weird, but it works really, really well.
- Warner Music Group has just bought a big merch company. He who controls the concert t-shirt sales…
- Another music industry #MeToo situation, this time from Lily Allen. (Via Steve)
- Ariana Grande gets a pig. A real pig. (More Steve)
- “Discounted concert tickets to people over 60 is unfair to the young.” Discuss. (And Steve again.)
- Is streaming killing the mixtape? Maybe.
- How can you turn childhood turmoil into inspiration for music? Like this. (Via Tom)
- This is one way to play video games. (Via Tom again)
- The Stonehenge rave.
- Get ready for more Alexa-powered devices.