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.
- Universal earned $1 billion USD in streaming this year.
- Here are the latest Glastonbury rumours.
- Prince Harry bonds with sick kids in this new music video.
- Sony Music says it’s going on an acquisition spree.
- An exercise in art: If rock stars were actual gods. (Via Tom)
- Facebook is really becoming a media company–including with hooks into music.
- There are plans for a Hip Hop Hall of Fame–a physical building–in New York. And the plans look great.
- A Genesis reunion? Don’t rule it out.
- 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.)
- The David Bowie art auction is tomorrow. Damn, I wish I could afford some of this stuff.
- 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.