Published on December 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross1
Random Music News for Tuesday, December 12, 2017
I had some terrible Vietnamese vodka here in Hoi An yesterday that resulted in a headache after just two shots. I bought two bottles to serve people I don’t like. And now, music news for December 12.
- Josh Homme has doubled down on his apology for kicking a reporter.
- U2 sold 180,000 physical copies of Songs of Experience in the US in its first week, more than any other album.
- A number of artists have published an open letter to Donald Trump about his decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
- This chart gives you an idea as to why Apple bought Shazam.
- There is a fascinating audio project going on at NASA involving tapes from the Apollo missions. Details here.
- Why everyone–musicians, composers, fans, labels, publishers–should care deeply about proper metadata.
- Demand for vinyl is so high that indie artists are running into supply issues.
- Is there something special about Mick Jagger’s genes? Let’s take a look.
- Amazon has made some great strides in catching up to Spotify and Apple Music in the streaming sphere.
- From Greggory: “When you’re watching Christmas movies and you get to Lethal Weapon (if Die Hard is a Christmas movie, so is Lethal Weapon!) it’s Anthony Kiedis’ dad that takes Mel Gibson hostage on the Christmas tree lot in the drug buying scene.
- So how effective are ads within podcasts? Pretty effective, as it turns out.