Published on July 17th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
My western Canada speaking tour takes me into Vancouver tonight. Wanna join me? Go here.
- Confused about music festivals and the rules about cannabis on the grounds? Go here.
- And there’s even more legal drama with Woodstock 50. They gotta be close to giving up.
- Meanwhile, a fire broke out at a music festival in Croatia.
- Social media is bad for teens’ mental well-being, but video games are apparently fine.
- Well, this seems like the right thing to do.
- Robert. Robert. ROBERT! Two million dollars to buy an acquittal?
- Podcast listening continues to explode in popularity. See? (Look at this, too.)
- And so does spending on media subscription services.
- Apple is now investing in original podcasts.
- US streaming revenues will top US$8 billion this year.
- Ed Sheeran’s new album has streamed 100 million times in three days.
- Here’s a good article on the 40th anniversary of the B-52s.
- It’s good to be Drake. See?
- “Are you creating an album no one will hear?” Discuss.
- “The Murky Ethics of Posthumous Music.” Discuss.
- The new edition of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands focuses on Crowbar.
- Shouldn’t you people be working instead of obsessing over Tupac? (Via Tom)
- Check out these pictures from Led Zeppelin’s first show in 1968. (Tom again.)
- Now this is a clever music video for a Kate Bush cover. (Via Dori)