Published on September 19th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Anyone else miss Cassini? Now, some music news for September 19, 2017.
- Some U2 fans are proposing that September 25 as the International Day of U2. Thoughts?
- “Bono’s brush with mortality?” What’s that all about? (Via Larry)
- Weekly Canadian music sales numbers vs. one year ago: Total albums, -17.2%; digital albums, -24.1%; physical albums, -11.9%; CDs, -13.3%; vinyl +13.2%; streams, +80.2%.
- Gene Simmons: “If I could, I’d trademark the air that you breathe.” (Via Tom)
- Want to make it in the music business? Have a listen to this podcast.
- This artist is being accused of making millions by stealing other people’s work.
- Wanna buy Prince’s handwritten notes for “Purple Rain?” It’ll cost you, of course.
- The ABBA hologram tour is getting bigger and bigger.
- How radio can learn from the pains cable companies are enduring right now.
- There’s a new David Bowie biography. I’ve already got it on the Kindle.
- Check out these record libraries that allow you to browse hundreds of thousands (millions?) of recordings for free!
- Waze, Spotify and iOS are together at last. Time to update the app.
- Will a new model of Bose Quiet Comfort headphones come with Google Assistant built in? Looks like it.
- And Alexa voice commands are coming to music production.
- I love my Sonos music system, but the company is in danger of falling too far behind when it comes to smart speakers What does the future hold for Sonos?
- What punk rock meant to kids in the former Yugoslavia.
- Interesting: “Why don’t men like the sound of the voices of women sportscasters?” Funny, but they don’t bother me.
- Podcast windowing? It’s starting to happen.
- If you’re interested in the songs that get placed in TV shows, read this.