Random Music News for Wednesday, May 17, 2017
For the first time in its 10-year existence, my wisteria bush is going to give me flowers this spring. About bloody time. And now, the music news for May 17.
- Here’s an explanation of Ticketmaster’s new “Verified Fan” program designed to cut down on scalping.
- Looking for a music city travel experience? Start with this website.
- The Eagles will continue with Deacon Frey, son of Glenn, taking the place of his father.
- Did you notice that Shazam started forgetting song titles last month? There was a reason for that.
- Are radio station bumper stickers about to make something of a return? Maybe.
- Two former Netflix employees have an interesting new radio-like app called 60 dB.
- Here’s why businesses are so interested in podcasts these days: 1 in 4 Americans listen to a podcast each week and the audience tends to be wealthier and younger than average.
- A story on The Strokes and how they were brought low by heroin.
- PWR BTTM’s music has been removed from iTunes and streaming services a result of those sexual assault allegations.
- These musicians are competing to be the first to play a gig in space.
- How dancing is helping mental health in Nunavut.
- The worst lies told by power ballads. (Via Brad)
- Ian Brady, murderer of children (and the inspiration behind the Smiths’ song “Suffer Little Children”) has died. (Via Michael)
- And in Katy Perry urination news…
- So this guy puts his album on Spotify for fun and…
- More punk rock and The Simpsons, please. Done!
- Here’s why you answer email on the weekend.