Published on March 11th, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Friday, March 11, 2016
It was five years ago today that an earthquake hit Fukushima, creating the second-worst nuclear plant disaster of all time. And on a cheerier note, music news!
- Surveillance video of the car crash death of all the members of British indie band Viola Beach seem to indicate that it was deliberate. (Or maybe not.)
- Sonos is laying off staff so it can “invest in the future of music.” (By the way, I have a Sonos system in my house and I LOVE it.)
- And don’t worry about SoundCloud shutting down. A top exec assures us that this will not happen.
- John Lennon’s bisexuality. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
- Coleman Hell, Scott Hellman, Whitehorse and Dear Rouge have confirmed as Juno performers on April 3.
- Free streaming seems to be killing music retail in France.
- Napster co-founder Sean Parker wants people to pay $50 to rent a movie for 48 hours. No, that’s not a typo.
- The New Music Cartel aims to dominate hip hop.
- This is a REALLY old-school take on New Order’s “Blue Monday.” (Via Pamela Chelin)
- Oh, Fiddy…
- Oh, Biebs… (Via Tom)
- This is not the radio industry I grew up in. I’ve heard of cash for airplay, but sex for airplay?
- This is Michael Jackson’s daughter. My, how they grow up.
- Things continue to be ugly on the domestic front for “American Pie” singer Don McLean.
- A Thin Lizzy fan? There’s a new biography of Phil Lynott.
- Well, this Adele fan’s life isn’t going to get much better than this.
- Looking for some good music books to read? Start here. (Tom again)