It was on this day that The Pill was approved for use in the US. That didn’t change society much, did it? And now, the music news for May 9.
- Total album sales in Canada are down 16% from this point last year. Physical sales are at -8.6% while digital album sales are softer by 25.5%(!!!). Vinyl is down about 11% (hmm…) while on-demand audio streams are up 94.1%.
- Gorillaz’s Humanz had a nice debut on the American album charts, entering at #1 with 115,00 pure sales. And a deluxe version is coming featuring 14 (!!!) vinyl discs.
- There are now six pending lawsuits against the organizers of the Fyre Festival. One describes the whole thing as a Ponzi scheme.
- Chicago’s Trump Tower to be covered
- There’s a petition for an Australian sports team to stop using Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” at games in favour of something “more relevant.”
- This band torched their own tour bus.
- Looking forward to a Tool album or (at the very least) a new A Perfect Circle record? Um, about that…
- Michael Jackson predicted he would be murdered just before he died. Hmm…
- Live streaming: Is it dangerous?
- And so it begins with Harry Styles and a NYC apartment.
- Well, here’s a similarity between musicians and cavemen that no one saw coming. And here it is again.
- Got an Android phone? Is it spying on you?
- A cogent explanation for what you can’t get that song out of your head. Earworm science!
- No one could have foreseen 40 years ago how respectable LA punk would become.
- Warner is now making $100 million a month from streaming.
- Attention molly fans…