Random music news for Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Does anyone find it weird that Celebrity Cruises is using Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” in their commercials? I mean, it’s a frickin’ DRUG SONG.

  1. Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. where things were a year ago: Total album sales, -28.2%; CDs, -21.4%; digital albums, -39.6%; digital tracks, -32.2%; vinyl LPs, -21.4%; on-demand audio streams, +16.7% (1.469 million streams in the country last week).
  2. And the person who’s going to sing the title track to the new James Bond movie No Time to Die is…Billie Eilish. The movie is out April 2 in the UK and April 10 in North America.
  3. The people who run the Glastonbury Festival have been ordered to clean the toilets more. And to limit alcohol. Good luck with both.
  4. Here’s a blog that’s a labour of love: My Song of the Day.
  5. The White Stripes ballet is being revived in Australia.
  6. I can see this new Tesla feature being hacked and twisted.
  7. These rappers ended up with regular jobs.
  8. This Norwegian DJ is set to launch the world’s first “carbon-removing concert tour.”
  9. Meat Loaf is suing a hotel. He fell and ended up in hospital 42 days.
  10. Ozzy: The movie. Maybe.
  11. Blink-182 has launched a new line of merch to help victims of the Australian brushfires.
  12. Here are some music business stories to watch in 2020.
  13. Has Amazon figured out some of the key issues when it comes to streaming music? Maybe.
  14. Radio is killing…the whales?
  15. Bruce Springsteen’s son is now officially a New Jersey firefighter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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