Random Music News for Friday, May 13, 2016
If it’s Friday, then I’m in Vancouver. Here’s some music news to set up the weekend.
- In nine months, there might be a post-Prince-is-dead baby boom thanks to Stevie Wonder. (Via Tom)
- If you’re looking to get your music out there, here’s something you need to read when it comes to planning publicity. (Via Tom again)
- Sign of the times: The Grammys are considering a new category for free music. (Currently, only commercial releases–music that gets sold for cash–are eligible.)
- You fan now fly with Kim and Kanye on their private jet–for $10,000.
- David Beckham is a Stone Roses fan. He’s had a good week.
- Prince’s ex-wives got together to plan a celebration of life for the Purple One.
- Meanwhile, Prince’s “only son”–a felon locked in a supermax prison in Colorado–once rapped about killing his (alleged) dad.
- SOCAN, Canada’s performing rights organization, made an acquisition that they say will help them collect more royalties for Canadian performers.
- Does this mean that Apple will finally sort out the big bloated mess that is iTunes?
- A concert designed specifically for dogs.
- In Canada, commercial radio stations have to play a minimum of 35% Canadian content. In South Africa, national broadcaster SABC is now mandated to play 90% South African music.
- Courtney Love has a new movie role–and it’s been shown right now at Cannes.