Random Music News for Thursday, November 10, 2016

One hundred and forty-five years ago today, Henry Stanley ran into lost African explorer Dr. David Livingston near Lake Tanganyika, greeting him with “Dr. Livingston, I presume?” And now, the music news.

  1. Universal earned $1 billion USD in streaming this year.
  2. Here are the latest Glastonbury rumours.
  3. Prince Harry bonds with sick kids in this new music video.
  4. Sony Music says it’s going on an acquisition spree.
  5. An exercise in art: If rock stars were actual gods. (Via Tom)
  6. Facebook is really becoming a media company–including with hooks into music.
  7. There are plans for a Hip Hop Hall of Fame–a physical building–in New York. And the plans look great.
  8. A Genesis reunion? Don’t rule it out.
  9. Burlington, Ontario, is about to get a new high-tech vinyl pressing plant. Precision Record Pressing will be online by next month. (Footnote: I’ve heard the company can’t handle pressings of 180g vinyl. A shame. Still, it’s great to see a new Canadian plant to help alleviate the massive order backlog. More on Canadian plants here.)
  10. The David Bowie art auction is tomorrow. Damn, I wish I could afford some of this stuff.
  11. There’s an important music-related event in Hamilton, Ontario. I’m moderating a panel on the concept of Hamilton adopting a music city strategy.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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.

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