Random Music News for Saturday, May 13, 2017
I’m out of scotch. This cannot continue. And now, the music news for May 13.
- Burlington, Ontario, has a brand new vinyl pressing plant. (Via Michael)
- Fyre Festival employees aren’t going to be paid–at least in the short term.
- Spotify’s market value is now estimated at $13 billion USD. By comparison, Universal, the biggest record label, is worth $22 billion.
- I had no idea that Karen Carpenter was so iconic in the Philippines.
- A great look at the box set phenomenon.
- Here’s a call for U2 to do more to fight Trump.
- This orchestra won an award for playing less Beethoven and more 808 State.
- Just when you thought there was nothing more about the Beatles to be discovered comes this.
- And speaking of whom, there’s a new documentary on the making of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band coming to PBS June.
- A good question: Why does “A Whiter Shade of Pale” endure?
- Not actually music related, but the first printed appearance of “fuck” dates back to 1528. Now you know.
- The return of eMusic. Can they convince people to start buying songs again?
- Cool! A Bob Dylan art forgery mystery!
- Just as this new band gains traction, they’re derailed by allegations of sexual assault.
- Here’s a festival that specializes in heavy experimental music.