Random Music News for Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The concept of the summer blockbuster was born on this day in 1975 when Jaws opened. Since then, Hollywood has needed a bigger boat. And now, the music news for June 20.
- Here’s a deeper dive into Spotify’s recently announced earnings report.
- It’s so hot in Glastonbury that roads have melted and train tracks have buckled.
- As musical disses go, this is a good one.
- Now it’s Nickelback vs. Stone Sour and Slipknot.
- This week’s Canadian sales numbers (all figures in relation to this time last year): Overall album sales, -18.4%: digital albums, -25%; CDs, -13.3%; vinyl, -11.4%; audio streams, +88.1%.
- Need help with your divorce? Call Eddie Vedder!
- No one likes the idea that Gene Simmons is trying to trademark rock’s devil horns hand gesture. See?
- Let’s review science’s advances in the creation of music for cats. (Via George)
- Apple’s forbidden city.
- This British teenager has an incurable lung disease. He’s also a music sensation in Britain.
- Madonna’s kid wants to play soccer in Portugal, so she bought a palace where he can live. A friggin’ palace.
- Burton Cummings has published a book of poetry.
- Another plea for mandatory music education in schools.
- CNN is ready with their latest decade-by-decade examination of history. Next up, the 90s.
- Just for fun: Who was the greatest Glastonbury headliner of all time?
- Kids react to hearing Iron Maiden for the first time. (Via Tom)
- If you dig through the links, Apple is apparently offering a $99/year subscription Apple Music. That’s a saving of $20 over the month-by-month route. Naturally, Apple isn’t making it easy to know this.