Published on June 5th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Mom’s birthday. Gotta call her. But not until I’m finished with music news for June 5, 2019.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. this time in 2018: Total album sales, -24%; CDs, -29.9%; digital albums, -18.6%; digital tracks, -28.3%; vinyl, -4.6%; on-demand audio streams, +38.5% (1.460 billion streams in the country last week.)
- Goldman Sachs says that by 2030, 1.15 billion people will be paying for a streaming music service.
- Wonder why a city like Toronto has trouble maintaining a major music festival? Read this.
- It looks like there was a near-tragedy at the Governors Ball festival in New York City.
- Metallica will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before game 3 of the NBA finals set for tonight in Oakland.
- Then Burlington, Ontario’s, Walk Off the Earth will perform “O Canada” for game 4.
- This musician in Leamington, Ontario, is collecting empties to pay for his next album.
- George Michael’s ex-lovers are NOT having a good week.
- Liam Gallagher isn’t a fan of former British Prime Minister David Cameron for getting the country into the whole Brexit mess.
- The latest installment of Often Forgotten Canadian Rock Bands features Varga.
- YouTube says it’s banning live streaming by minors unless that person is accompanied by an adult.
- Over the weekend, Ty Dolla $ign dropped US$15,000 in singles at a New York City strip club.
- David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is going to get the 50th-anniversary treatment.
- Lil Nas X rejected at least one seven-figure offer after “Old Town Road” exploded.
- This singer from Baltimore has been indicted for spending US$1.4 million on his company’s credit card for fund his music career.
- Rihanna is now officially the world’s richest female musician. Madonna cannot be happy about this.