Random Music News for Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The first incidence of sabotage aboard a commercial airliner happened on this day in 1933 when a passenger deliberately started a fire. And now, the music news of the day.
- Canadian album sales are down 12% from this point last year, led lower by a 23% drop in the sales of digital albums. Meanwhile, CD sales are down just 4%. Vinyl? Up just 4.4%. Compare that to double-digit growth in past months. And cassettes? Only 700 have been sold across the country ALL YEAR!.
- On-demand music streams continue to grow. They’re up 96.7% from a year ago.
- Is classic rock radio in trouble of dying out? Maybe, maybe not.
- Then again, Chuck Berry has an album on the Billboard Top 200 chart in more than 40 years.
- Depeche Mode now has a quarter-century run of Top 10 albums.
- Stompin’ Tom Connors lives! Well, at least his music does–and in Northern Ontario.
- Interesting: What do other countries know about public broadcasting that the US doesn’t seem to get?
- These eight musicians waited forever before quitting their day jobs and getting into music full time.
- Interesting: Facebook is hiring a lot of people for music-related jobs.
- Also interesting: Spotify bought a startup that specializes in TV recommendations.
- There’s a lawsuit involving Bob Marley’s family and the company making Bob’s biopic.
- Dave Davies of The Kinks should get together with Tom DeLonge and Shaun Ryder to compare UFO experiences.
- A bill to ban ticket-buying bots has reached the House of Lords in the UK.
- HMV is now offering discounts up to 70% on their march to closing forever.
- A bunch of people in New Zealand were lured to a fake Lorde show. She wasn’t even in the country.