Random Music News for Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I have a feeling I was supposed to do something today. Something about this particular date seems…auspicious. I’ll figure it out after we do the music news.

  1. Get ready to hear a lot about Radioplayer Canada. This is a good thing.
  2. Are people falling out of love with Facebook? Maybe.
  3. If that’s the case, maybe this Facebook move into music videos will help.
  4. Wanna buy some of Prince’s clothes?
  5. This is funny: The planet may run out of usable band names by 2019. (It’s satire, in case you can’t tell.)
  6. Megadeth, Metallica: what’s the difference? The Grammy house band sure didn’t know. (Via Tom)
  7. When Lady Gaga’s Million Reasons was first released, it peaked at #52 on the charts. After the Super Bowl, it re-entered at #4.
  8. This could come in handy: a self-destructing phone.
  9. Canadian album sales are down just 1.9% from this point last year. I wonder how much of that is from the fire sales at HMV?
  10. Still with music stats, on-demand audio streams in Canada are up 104% this year.
  11. The inside story of Adele’s George Michael tribute at the Grammys.
  12. What happens to your digital life when you die? It’s complicated. You need to prepare.
  13. I’d eat at this Australian burger joint.
  14. Here’s a way to get into a band’s VIP area at the gig: Change their Wikipedia page like this.

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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