Random music news for Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Trains, planes, and automobiles day for ‘Murica. Which reminds me: I have to watch that movie again. To music news for November 27, 2019.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. where they were at this time last year: Total album sales, -23.2%; CD sales, -25.7%; digital albums, -23.9%; digital tracks, -28.3%; vinyl LPs, +1.3%; on-demand audio streams, +33.1% (1.547 billion streams in the country last week).
- On the topic of streams, the US has generated 1 TRILLION on-demand music streams so far this year.
- Meanwhile, Spotify has been hit with another big lawsuit over unpaid royalties.
- Fall Out Boy is set to appear on The Price is Right next month. You read that correctly.
- Damn. I would have liked to have seen that boxing match between Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams. But it’s been called off.
- If you’re a Star Wars fan, Ed Sheeran has a cameo as a stormtrooper in The Rise of Skywalker.
- Prince’s 1999 is being reissued as a six-disc box set.
- Drake’s Take Care album has now been on the Billboard charts for 350 weeks.
- A rare Apple Mac prototype is going up for sale.
- Apple’s AirPods account for about 50% of the sales of all wireless earbuds.
- The guy who created the Web has a plan to save the Internet from itself.
- Pete Townshend says he doesn’t miss his old bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwhistle because they were just too hard to work with.
- Another market conquered by Beyonce and Mariah Carey: Airbnb.
- About 75% of young people in the UK have never heard of Mozart.
- Slipknot once opened for a jazz band? Apparently.