Random Music News for Saturday, August 19, 2017

Two days until the Eclipse Day. Got your #14 welder’s glass yet? And now, the music news for August 19.

  1. Sunrise Records continues to fill the gap left by HMV. They’re expanding into Newfoundland now.
  2. Discuss this at the bar tonight: Which celebrity is the most popular sex doll request? This one.
  3. Following the demise of Toronto’s United Talent Agency office, a new company has risen in its place. Good.
  4. Have the need to make music wherever you are? Try this thing that interfaces with your phone.
  5. Frank Sinatra traveled everywhere with a golden Uzi? Seriously?
  6. Are you financing concert tickets? A lot of people are.
  7. This new Nokia phone takes something called “bothies.” Wait: You can still buy Nokia phones?
  8. How many of these retro gadgets can you identify?
  9. Warner Music Canada has jumped on board the Canada 150 celebrations with this collection.
  10. Apple just released six videos showing what iOS11 will be able to do on iPads.
  11. This didn’t work out so well for Katy Perry.
  12. Goldman Sach sold $75 million in Spotify shares. Sounds like they’re clearing the decks for an IPO.
  13. Could this pop-up music festival be the next Fyre Fest?
  14. Shania Twain isn’t selling to her Nashville show because she can’t. Here’s why.
  15. Predictions are that Lady Gaga’s world tour will gross $100 million.
  16. David Bowie had a weird, weird life–at least in the early days. And some of this behaviour would have landed him in jail today.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Random Music News for Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • August 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    > Discuss this at the bar tonight: Which celebrity is the most popular sex doll request?

    Strikes me as Geeks & Beats fare!


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