Random Music News for Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I just heard that my favourite sci-fi novel (actually, it’s part of a trilogy) of the last two decades, The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, is being made into a movie. How the hell are they going to do that? And now, the music news for May 30.
- Canadian music and streaming stats of the week: Overall album sales are down 17% from this point last year, led lower by digital albums, which are at -25% for tye year. The shine has come off vinyl, too, with sales running 11% cooler from 2016. Meanwhile, on-demand audio streams are stronger by 90%.
- Ever wonder how an audiobook is recorded? Like this.
- More evidence that Trump supporters aren’t going to like the new Roger Waters tour.
- If you speed in Brazil, your penalty is that you must listen to the worst radio on earth.
- Thought-provoking article: “What Happens When We Starve Our Artists.”
- What makes the perfect karaoke song?
- William Shatner plans to record a Christmas album this year. Oh, and he wants to be on The Voice.
- This upcoming Grateful Dead documentary is so good that people say it’ll turn everyone into Deadheads.
- Tidal has lost its third CEO.
- This is a fun playlist: A chronological journey through music technology. (Via Andrew)
- An anti-Osama bin Laden song brought police out to this party.
- These veterans are using music to help with PTSD.
- Happy 25th birthday to the Apple Newton! It was a horrible device, but it changed everything.
- Remembering how the Beatles swept the singles chart in 1964.
- And okay, so maybe some people aren’t that crazy about the effect the Beatles Sgt. Pepper had…
- This room is so quiet that you can hear your bones grind together.