Published on September 13th, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Someone here in Singapore has ordered a brand new Bugatti Chiron for $3.2 million–and left-hand drive cars are illegal here. What’s this dude gonna do with it? And now, today’s music news…
- A Day to Remember has the #1 album in the US this week by selling just 62,000 records. You can make the Billboard Top 200 in America by selling as little as 957 albums.
- Meanwhile in Canada, album sales are down 21% from 2016 with digital albums leading the fall (-25.4%). Vinyl is slipping week-over-week but is still ahead of last year by about 32%.
- The Beastie Boys have announced a special 30th-anniversary release of Licensed to Ill for next month.
- Playing a song in tweets? Yes. It’s a new arrangement between Twitter and Deezer.
- There will be no Glastonbury in 2018. It will be one of the event’s so-called “fallow” years.
- Sales of DAB radios are doing very, very well. Too bad that Canada and the US have abandoned the technology.
- Wait: Prince had a female alter-ego that also recorded music? Yep. (Via Tom)
- Meanwhile, Prince’s estate owes some party planners some big money.
- Lady Gaga worked with Beck and Florence on her new album.
- Beware if anyone offers to sell you some of Tupac’s lyrics.
- Take a London bus, charge your phone. Brilliant.
- The Grammy Museum is preparing a Ramones exhibition.
- How did the iPhone 7 end up with Intel inside?
- Why are students at the University of Manitoba getting extortion letters over accusations over illegal downloads? (Via Tom)
- Could this be the death of the password?
- Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson together again.
- Fun video: Kids react to hearing Metallica for the first time.