Random music news for Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Hang on. Only two more weeks until the official start of spring. Distract yourself with music news for March 7, 2018.
- Arcade Fire will be presented with the 2018 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at Canadian Music Week in May. Well-deserved.
- Ireland is going to try an outright ban on secondary ticket sales.
- Meanwhile, don’t even think of dancing and swaying at this pop concert in Saudi Arabia.
- There’s been another raft of announcements regarding artists appearing at CMW 2018.
- What if Beavis and Butthead were to pick the ten best music videos of all time? Then the list might look like this.
- Speaking of lists, what do you think about this list of the 25 best frontwomen of all time?
- Why can’t there be a proper technological solution for the distribution of music?
- Are the good times for streaming coming to an end? Maybe.
- Take a look at how this underground club in China manages to survive.
- Madonna apparently knows how to throw an Oscar party.
- The inventor of the wind-up radio has died. (Via Gordie)
- Podcasts made by radio people are good for business. (Hey, I knew that.)
- Maybe all those musicians who took LSD were onto something important. (Via Larry)
- More smart speaker activation: Amazon Alexa can now control Deezer.
- U2 has some product coming for Record Store Day.
- Remember the Fyre Festival fiasco last year? Organizers spent $150K on a yacht for blink-182.
- If you’re a musician, this is a good time to update your official bio. Here are some tips on how to do that.