Random Music News for Friday, July 1, 2016
Happy Canada Day! And holiday or no holiday, here’s your daily selection of music news.
- We should soon learn more about those people who claim to be Prince’s heirs and therefore entitled to a piece of his fortune. A judge will make sure of it.
- Adele’s 25 is heading back towards #1 in the US after it made its debut on streaming music services.
- The studio where Pink Floyd recorded The Wall is being turned into a condo.
- Check out the dude who learned how to play guitar again after losing all four limbs.
- An interesting project: an album of covers of songs banned by authorities for one stupid reason or another. (Via Andrew)
- Apple and Spotify are fighting. Again. It’s all about the apps.
- Speaking of Apple, here’s another look back on the first year of Apple Music.
- A chronology of the I/O ports Apple has killed.
- Slipknot’s Corey Taylor breaks neck. See Corey have surgery. See Corey return to the stage in a neck brace. See Corey fall.
- Nice piece: How women helped shape indie rock lyrics.
- There’s an interesting lawsuit involving the movie Straight Outta Compton—and it’s going forward.
- And speaking of lawsuits, remember Eddie Money? He’s got an issue, too.
- Why is it so tough to produce a mass appeal music industry-based drama for TV?
- Can sound recordings be “divested like magic tricks?” Wait. What does that mean?
- Can electronic music make music lessons better?
- Was music really better back in the 80s? Maybe. Here’s an analysis worth examining.