Random Music News for Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Tonight is when disguised extortionists come to your house demanding sugar with the full support of their caregivers. I hate Halloween. I’ll be laying on the floor with the lights out. Here’s music news for October 31.
- I may not like Halloween, but I like this: The story of Goth in 33 songs.
- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is going to put on one final performance.
- The CEO of the Starz cable network spent $1 million to have Snoop Dogg perform at his kid’s Halloween party.
- And at some point today, it may finally become legal to dance in a bar in NYC after 91 years. Wait–what?
- Let’s take a look at Canadian music sales and streaming numbers vs. this time last year: Total album sales, -16.2%; digital album, -23.2%; physical albums, -11.1%; CDs, -12.7%; vinyl, +19.1%; streams, +79.2%.
- Sony says it has made $1 billion USD just from streaming in the first nine months of 2017.
- How much does the average American spend on smartphone apps? This much.
- There are new accusations against Harvey Weinstein dating back to the 70s when he was a concert promoter in Buffalo.
- If you’re a U2 fan, you should take a look at what author Neill McCormack is doing.
- It looks like Spotify is going to make another run at getting into video.
- Spotify is going to look a little different on the iPhone X.
- Scott Weiland’s kids have put together a playlist for what would have been his 50th birthday.
- Dave Grohl is going to guest host Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Join Dave and his guests Kristen Bell and Alice Cooper.
- Courtney Love and Frances Bean are fighting to prevent the release of Kurt Cobain death scene photos.
- This Rock lip sync is probably unnecessary.
- Musicians vs. AI: Who would win?
- Radiohead has a nice looking songbook coming soon. A Christmas present?