Noah Cyrus – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Everywhere you go
[Chorus 1]

Is the wish of Barney and Ben
[Verse]
Everywhere you go
And the thing that’ll make them ring is the carol that you’ll sing
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow
[Chorus 1]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well
Right within your heart
On your own front door
So, it’s Christmas once more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Is the hope of Janice and Jen
On your own front door
Pair of hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots
Dolls that’ll talk and will go for a walk

But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be

Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
The sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow
Toys in every store
And the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the bells will start
Take a look at the five and ten, it’s glistening once again
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

[Outro]
[Chorus 2]
Toys in every store

Olivia O’Brien – No Love

[Bridge]
Say you needed me, but I guess you don’t
Love ain’t a thing in L.A
I hate going out, I hate coming home
I hate how everybody wanna do me wrong, yeah
[Chorus]
Ain’t no love in LA
Ooh, and nothin’ is real anyway
Love ain’t a thing in L.A
Love ain’t a thing in L.A
But you’re just taking credit for somebody else, yeah
And you think you’re hot, yeah
And if anyone likes you, it’s just cause you’re hot, yeah
Ain’t even like mine songs, yeah
I hate how you’re never pickin up your phone, yeah
And you think you’re hot, yeah
[Pre-Chorus]
[Verse 2]
Why you even here if you ain’t gon’ do some
Love ain’t a thing in LA
Ain’t no love in L.A
Love ain’t a thing in L.A
You just sit and stare, nothing in your mind runnin’
Ain’t no love in L.A, oh

Think you traded up, but in the end you lost
But nothin’ is real anyway
I know you want something

(Nothing in your mind runnin’, nothing in your mind runnin’)
Ain’t no love in L.A
You look like you’re nice, but you’re not

Now you’re out the door, yeah
You’re somebody else, yeah
Tell me, what’s the cost, yeah
But you’re just taking credit for somebody else, yeah
Why you over there looking like you want something
But nothin’ is real anyway
You look like you’re nice, but you’re not
[Chorus]
I hate faking like, like we get along
Ain’t no love in L.A
[Verse 1]
Guess you gained a little fame, but baby what’s the cost, yeah
And if anyone likes you, it’s just cause you’re hot, yeah
Love ain’t a thing in L.A

You act like you did it yourself
Ain’t no love in L.A
You act like you did it yourself
[Chorus]
Cause you met somebody better now you’re out the door, yeah
[Pre-Chorus]
Why you over there looking like you lost some
You’re somebody else, yeah
Why you sittin’ there showing off your new some
Just pick up your phone, yeah

Phoebe Ryan – Forgetting All About You (feat. Blackbear) (Lyric Video)

Bear trap, getting racks off of trolling shit
Laughing at cartoons, it’s super fun
La la la la la, la la la la
I’m just tryna figure out my life
Forgetting all about you
I’m celebrating nothing with champagne
Laughing at cartoons (yeah, yeah), it’s super fun
I’m losing it, so what? I’m fine
‘Cause when you left, I found myself
Forgetting all about you
Let’s go now
Take it day by day, one at a time
La la la la la, la la la la
Every single night, I’m making plans with my stupid friends
[Bridge: Phoebe Ryan]

Forgetting all about you
Higher than the moon, not wearing pants
[Chorus: Phoebe Ryan]
So I can finally breathe again
"Ooh, I fucks with me again"

Every afternoon, I’m stoned as shit
Life is like a ceiling fan, spinning ’round my head
Ooh baby, life’s crazy how it work out
Forgetting all about you
Forgetting all about you
Every afternoon, I’m stoned as shit
I tell myself I’d grow up after you
It’s super fun forgetting all about you
Higher than the moon, not wearing pants
La la la la la, la la la la
It’s probably, probably, probably alright
You was playin’, my turf, my grass
But now, I’m cool

I’m running out of room inside my brain

But baby, it’s impossible to do
Forgetting all about you (Forgetting all about you, girl)
[Post-Chorus: Phoebe Ryan & blackbear]
Turn you off, look in the mirror
And around, and around, and around I go now
It’s like I really wasn’t with the sitch

Higher than the moon (higher than the moon), not wearing pants
La la la la la, la la la la
I drink ’til I’m sick, throw up in the club
I was blue
I was blue
And going in on bitches in the background

[Post-Chorus: Phoebe Ryan]
La la la la la, la la la la
How you gonna win?
La la la la la, la la la la
It’s super fun forgetting all about you

Laughing at cartoons, it’s super fun
[Verse 1: Phoebe Ryan]
La la la la la, la la la la
I drink ’til I’m sick, throw up in the club (throw up)
[Pre-Chorus: Phoebe Ryan]
La la la la la, la la la la
Every single night, I’m making plans with my stupid friends

[Chorus: Phoebe Ryan & blackbear]
[Verse 2: blackbear]
La la la la la, la la la la
[Pre-Chorus: Phoebe Ryan]

‘Nother round, ‘nother round, ‘nother round
Fill my cup with zero fucks
Every afternoon (every afternoon), I’m stoned as shit
But now, I’m cool
It’s super fun forgetting all about you
[Chorus: Phoebe Ryan & blackbear]
Until I learned to hit the switch
I drink ’til I’m sick, throw up in the club
Hey Phoebe, let me hit this spliff
Every single night, I’m making plans with my stupid friends (stupid, stupid, stupid)

Sabrina Carpenter – Why (Acoustic)

I like New York city in the nighttime
You can call it fire and ice
We like it in the daytime (oh)
No no no no
We like it in the nighttime
We don’t even know why, no no (no no no)
Somehow we end up on the same side
We like it in the end of time (we don’t even know)
You start your night sippin’ by the kilo
I don’t ask for you to change, baby no no no
Somehow we end up on the same side (up on the same side)
I don’t, I know you know
Funny how the stars crossed right
You can call it fire and ice
But we work so well and we don’t even know why
We don’t even know why, no no
But we work so well and we don’t even know why (’cause we work so well and we don’t even know why, why)
And you wouldn’t think that we’d be alright (think that we’d be alright)
You say you like sleeping with the air off
‘Cause we work so well and we don’t even know why
Even our eyes are different colors, but we see fine
(We don’t even know, know, know, know, know, know, know, know, know)
We don’t even know why, no no no
And you don’t ask for me to change
But we work so well and we don’t even know why
Funny how the stars crossed right ’cause we work so well and we don’t even know why
But we work so well and we don’t even know why (’cause we work so well and we don’t even know why, why)
We don’t even know why, no no no
We don’t even know why, no no
Tell me how we’re not alike
I have cold blood even in a sweater
You ignore the music on the radio
‘Cause we work so well and we don’t even know why
I don’t, I need it on
We like it in the end of time
I don’t, I sing-a-long
And you don’t ask for me to change
We like it in the end of time (we don’t even know why)
We like it in the daytime
We like it in the end of time
You can call it fire and ice
And you wouldn’t think that we’d be alright
We like it in the daytime
But we work so well and we don’t even know why
I don’t ask for you to change, baby no no no
But we work so well and we don’t even know why
No no no no We like it in the daytime
Cold outside and you’re just in a t-shirt
No no no no
Funny how the stars crossed right
tell me how we’re not alike
We like it in the daytime (we don’t even know)
No no no no
We don’t even know why, no no no
You like New York city in the daytime
Tell me how we’re not alike
No no no no
I sleep late, so I just keep ’em all closed
You like the light coming through the windows
We like it in the daytime
No no no no
Even our eyes are different colors, but we see fine

Roy Wood$ – Afterparty (feat. Lil’ Yachty & Swae Lee)

Big group of hoes, but I can only let in a portion, yeah

[Chorus: Roy Woods]
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her
Don’t come again
Don’t pop up if you ain’t invited
[Verse 3: Swae Lee]

[Chorus: Roy Woods]
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her
Females only at my after-party
Females only at my after-party
I’m buyin’ cars all cash, what’s a car note?
Only way now is up since the boy added Roy to the picture
I look different everyday, get new outfits every week
My condo ain’t far, you can roll though
I’m fucked up ’cause I’m mixin’
She’s gulpin’ down her drink and she can’t swallow
Still the same Denzel with the Jheri curls and the fade
Green light, if you ain’t on go then you stayin’ home
Starboy Roy just entered the building, ya can’t miss me
[Chorus: Roy Woods]
VIP, VIP status
And they probably gon’ arrest me for this riot
[Verse 1: Roy Woods]
I’m rollin’ up some green, avocado
Slide her legs up like a sidekick, ayy, yeah
Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas (females only)
Niggas envy me, ’cause I never changed
Big Boat and my nigga Roy, we important (Lil Boat)
Females only at my after-party (females only)
2017
Gold chains might bust face if they hit ya
Females only at my after-party
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her (bad tings only)
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her
Let you know how yo’ bitch feel when I get inside it
I’ve got models from Uganda to Toronto (I’ve got models)
Females only at my after-party
[Verse 2: Lil Yachty]
Females only at my after-party
I’m holdin’ up my pants and a bottle
My niggas in the cut, rollin’ in the car
My water has M, my blunt has weed
I’ma take ’em off for you, come and find me
Females only at my after-party
Ex girl wanna diss me
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her
Young lava boy hotter than a mofo
Females tryna leap at me
Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas
Leave your cell phones at the door (brr, brr)
My condo ain’t far, you can roll though

[Chorus: Roy Woods]
16 when I started rappin’, now I’m 21 and made
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her
You can’t love me, you don’t understand me
Them yo’ friends
Females only at my after-party
I’m too busy, can’t link ya
Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas
I took her home and she just hit the lotto
Cup on E
Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas
Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas
Some of them hoes musty (what)

Ain’t no strippers in this bitch but she ain’t got clothes on
Still got a few boo thangs back home that I ain’t linkin’
My condo ain’t far, you can roll though
Bad bitches watchin’ me, want a follow
And if you want my bro let my bro know

That’s not real syrup boy, your cup’s lookin’ too pissy

Females only at my after-party (bad tings only)
My condo ain’t far, you can roll though
Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas
Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas (females only)
That they said we incitin’
Females only at my after-party
Send me pictures of you without panties
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her
‘Cause some of them hoes ugly (huh)

I ain’t gotta change lanes, nigga you know I’m for the century
Askin’ ’bout my grass, no this ain’t polo
Why your girl wanna kiss me?
Niggas lookin’ mad, what’s your problem?
My shawty on go (she on go)
Females only at my after-party (bad tings only)

Little bitty shakin’ that like maracas
And she probably gon’ squirt ’cause she gettin’ excited
Females only at my after-party (females only)
On fleek, I’m always on fleek
Only bad bitches invited, yeah
She’s rollin’ off a bean and I can’t stop her (bad tings only)

Tom Misch – Movie

You and me, what could’ve been
Too much time on my phone
"My cheek brushes against his

And then it’s gone
What you meant to me, was a mystery
Fresh out of black and white
Movie, movie
On every screen
May have changed your ways
But instead I stand still
The little curls on the back of his head bouncing
Come back to me, come back to me
As he steps out of my life, forever."
Fresh out of black and white
Fresh out of black and white
On every screen
Still swimming in a lover’s dream
What you meant to me, was a mystery

Remember me
I wrote, to you
What you meant to me, was a mystery
You and me, what could’ve been
Still playing on the movie screens
That the fire we both made
I hope
[Chorus]
Baby come back to me, come back to me
To run across to him, take him into my arms
Remember me, let’s set the scene

Still playing on the movie screens
Movie, movie
Baby come back to me, come back to me
Remember me
He walks along the platforms into the dream

Remember me, let’s set the scene
Baby come back to me, come back to me
What would you realize
[Outro]
I hope it still touches you
Still swimming in a lover’s dream
Still playing on the movie screens
It kills me to see you leave
Heart cracking
Still burns a little in you
Is your number the same as before?
Fresh out of black and white
Still playing on the movie screens
On every screen
Can’t ignore, the time

‘Stop!’
[Chorus]
Does my record still hang on your wall?
Everyday, ’til my letters find their way
Such a sentimental way to groove
Two lovers in this mystic dream
Remember me, let’s set the scene
Smooth on stubble for a moment
I heard
[Verse 2]
[Intro: Polly Misch]
You and me, what could’ve been
To tell him, ‘I love you! You silly, silly man, I love you!’
So I came home and made this beat

Remember me
Still swimming in a lover’s dream
What would you realize
What would you realize
Remember me, let’s set the scene
Our memories on my screen
Movie, movie
You and me, what could’ve been
Movie, movie
Every fiber in me wants to shout and scream
What you meant to me, was a mystery
That you moved somewhere far away
On every screen
Baby do you still sleep alone?
Still swimming in a lover’s dream
Remember me
What would you realize
[Verse 1]

Ayumi Hamasaki – Energize (Next Level) (Live)

*Put your hands up together!!

Dakara tte wake ja naku tte
Kesshite wasure nai de ne
Yorokobi o kanashimi no

Sore dake de nanka zenbu
Repeat *
Ikete nai jibun ga i tari
Anna kimi demo uketomete ku yo
**Kyou no kimi ga tatoe donna ni
Hekonde mo kuyande mo
Nageyari nanka ja naku tte
Hibi o sugosu jibun ga iru ne
Nageyari nanka ja naku tte
Otona tte konna n datta kke
let me sing forever!!
Repeat **
Dala Dala Dala Dala……
Repeat *
Shi tsuzukete ru jibun ga i tari
Ashita no kimi ga shiawase da yo to

Kono goro choushi chotto tsukame naku te
Kakkowaruku te nandakanda to
Risou ya yosou to wa kakehanareta
Repeat *
Repeat *
Kodomo no koro ni yoku egaite ita
***Te ka ne atashi wa sonna kimi demo
Itte waratte kure tari shi tara

Sore koso ga bokura no yuuki

Hi wa mata noboru
Dakara tte wake ja naku tte

Ikeru ki ga suru
Repeat ***
Gisei ni nante shi nai de ne
Daijoubu da tte nan no konkyo mo

Kekkyoku ne donna kimi mo suki
Nanikato koto ga urame ni de cha ttari

keep your heads up together!!

Jinsei wa ichido kiri
Naku te ii kara unazuite mite

Random Music News for Friday, November 3, 2017

Random Music News for Friday, November 3, 2017
It begins: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” entered the US top 200 singles on October 30. See? Kill me now. But seriously: we should just get rid of daylight saving time. Here’s that mag’s story. Here’s the music news for November 4. I did an interview with an insurance company. Gord Downie is still moving people to do good deeds. Last time I checked, it was #64. Please welcome back to the stage, 58 years after she died, Billie Holiday! Stay with me on this. (“Billy Holoday,” maybe?)
Meanwhile, Elvis Presley’s clothes are going on tour. Interesting stat: 84% of all YouTube videos contain music. If you were into British music and style in the 90s, you’ll remember a magazine called The Face. For some reason, Thom Yorke got to interview Benedict Cumberbatch. And then there’s this tribute song to Gord. (Via Larry)
Are we finally going to hear about the new singer for Stone Temple Pilots? I’m already looking forward to the hour of extra sleep this weekend.

Alternative Rock’s Relationship with the Guitar: A Little Shaky, If We’re Honest

Alternative Rock’s Relationship with the Guitar: A Little Shaky, If We’re Honest
That didn’t last, of course. That scene was ruled by groups like Duran Duran, the Human League, Howard Jones, Eurythmics, and a million other acts that eschewed guitars and amps for MIDI-connected keyboards. It’s a complete role reversal for the instrument’s traditional place in a rock song. Banjos, acoustic guitars, electronic keyboards and new devices like Ableton live began to take over. This was especially apparent in the alt-rock world. An exhaustive analysis of what’s dominated the Alternative Songs chart since its 1988 inception reveals a striking dip in electric guitar-driven songs across this decade. But five years ago, 2012’s year-end charts had that number down to 27, with Gotyeand Kimbra’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and fun. New musicians, brought up on smartphones and iPads, seemed to be more interested in creating music with easy-to-use touch interfaces instead of spending hours in a bedroom learning to play the guitar. Guitar is barely audible, save for spidery little solos that connect one part of the chorus into the other. Guitar sales plummeted. There were a few outliers–U2, The Smiths, REM–but technopop was where alt was at. In the early 80s, the prediction was that the guitar was dead. Meanwhile, rap and hip-hop asserted its power relying heavily on samples and compositions within ProTools. Then came the rise of American indie rock (Pixies and their followers), followed by grunge in the North America, Manchester then Britpop in the UK. The Man’s surprise hit has followed one festering industry trend: alternative rock’s splinter from its signature instrument. You might say that after twenty-five years, alt-rock radio is back to the sonic equilibrium of its birth. This is hardly an isolated incident. I’d love your comments on this, too. Fifteen and even ten years ago — in 2002 and 2007’s year-end tallies, respectively — 38 of 40 tracks featured prominent electric guitar. Then came the late 00’s. That same year, Muse began a record-setting 19-week run atop the chart, with what was essentially an electro-R&B song performed by a rock band. Alt-rock began to soften, slow down and move away from fuzzy guitars. In this week’s tally, it’s down to 19 out of 40. Lyrics became more introspective, more contemplative, and, well, whiney, moaning about being stressed out and how much easier things were when everyone was young. All the rage that had driven alt-rock from the late 80s to the middle 00s had been drained away. Imagine Dragons’ pounding synthscapes and the Lumineers’ twee acoustic strumming currently define the format more than anything akin to a band Dave Grohl’s ever played in. Electronics and guitars co-existed. Before grunge came along, alt-rock featured a multitude of textures, moods and sounds. It was grunge and the Lollapalooza generation that turned alt-rock into a world filled drop-D lovin’ guitar bands. Looking back at, say, 1987, an alt-rock station would sweep through everything from U2 to Depeche Mode to the Love and Rockets to Simply Red to 10,000 Maniacs to the Smiths all in the same hour. Some of it mutated into techno and other forms of dance music while synths ingratiated themselves into pop and a few other genres. and Janelle Monáe’s “We Are Young” claiming the top two spots. Guitars were back. “What resonates with our listeners is just a well-crafted song with good lyrics,” says Jeff Regan, program director for SiriusXM’s tastemaking Alt Nation channel. And for a couple of years, things looked pretty dire for fans of guitar-based music as the world became awash in synths, sequencers and drum machines. The “Feel It Still” hook is all bass in the table-setting opening verse, punctuated later by brassy horn toots. As Billboard‘s weekly account of American alternative stations, the chart has reflected numerous trends — from ’80s college rock to sugary late-‘90s post-grunge to early ‘00s nü-metal — but remained tethered to the electric guitar through its first two decades. “What’s behind it — whether it’s guitar, a pre-programmed EDM beat or a pop alt-y beat — is kind of secondary.”
Keep reading. Some of that anger has bounced back since the election of Donald Trump–you can’t have rock’n’roll anger and rebellion without loud guitars–but alt-rock has yet to return to the 90s when every amp was turned up to 11. Synths and electronic music never went away, of course. Billboard takes it from there:
For all the earworm bass thump and outsider nihilism, Portugal. I’d postulate something a little different. Synthesizers and all their related machinery was the future! Some synth rock got so hard and aggressive (NIN, Ministry, Front 242) that it became almost indistinguishable from guitar rock.   Today’s sound–balancing Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters and Death from Above with Sir Sly, Alice Merton and Lorde–is reminiscent of alt-rock radio c.1978-1990, the era before it was standardardized and corportized.

The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 799: A Remembrance of Gord Dowie, Part 2

The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 799: A Remembrance of Gord Dowie, Part 2
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
Live 88-5/Ottawa
107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
The Drive/Kingston
Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6. WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio. After a retrospective on the Tragically Hip as a whole (show 797) and part one of look at the career of Gord Downie (show 798), this program will look at his solo career and the last months of his life. I’ve found some interview clips with Gord, too. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do. Songs on this program:
Tragically Hip, Nautical Disaster (Live on SNL)
Tragically Hip, Bobcaygeon
Tragically Hip, Montreal
Gord Downie, Nothing But Heartache in Your Social Life
Gord Downie, Pascal’s Submarine
Gord Downie, The East Wind
Gord Downie, Son
Gord Downie, You and Me and the B’s
Eric Wilhite has created this playlist for us. Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
The Zone/Victoria
The Fox/Vancouver
Live 105/Halifax
NEW!

There’s a New Pearl Jam-Guns ‘N Roses Supergroup. Take a Listen.

As of Duff McKagan isn’t busy enough with the neverending Not in This Lifetime tour, he’s found time to hook up with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin to form The Levee Walkers. The enlisted a local Seattle singer-songwriter named Ayron Jones for vocals on their debut single, “All Things Fade Away.”
Click on the image to be taken to Rolling Stone which hosted the premiere of the single.  
 
 
Take a Listen. There’s a New Pearl Jam-Guns ‘N Roses Supergroup.

The Beatles are Going to Re-Release All Those Christmas Singles from the 1960s

The Beatles are Going to Re-Release All Those Christmas Singles from the 1960s
That is being fixed this year with all seven coming out worldwide on December 15. While there are plenty of bootlegs floating around, those Christmas singles have never been officially released to the general public. Messages were recorded and pressed onto flex-discs and then mailed to what the band called “Beatles People” every year between 1963 and 1969. While the Beatles were together, they established a tradition of releasing singles to their fan clubs every Christmas. Read more at Noise11.com.

Random Music News for Saturday, November 4, 2017

All will be revealed November 14.   “No pop“: It’s more and more of a thing. Michael Jackson’s son Prince was briefly hospitalized after a motorcycle accident. Nice: Tori Amos covered the Tragically Hip when she played Toronto. Grace Jones has joined the ranks of #MeToo accusers. Interested in the evolution of radio in modern car dashboards? Notice my Hip hockey jersey. We heard about connected cars, but connected golf carts? People have already managed to break their new iPhone X. This singer is expressing Trump inauguration ball regret. Want to skip directly to the sex scenes in books? Organizers of next week’s Country Music Awards are a little touchy about what questions interviewers might ask. I’ve got a feeling that the Royal Family won’t be very pleased with this music video. Here’s a video recap of this year’s CASBY Music Awards. Polaris Music Prize winner Lido Pimienta’s recent actions have outraged some people. Read this. Reader Blind Gordie has this look back on Rage Against the Machine’s debut album, which is now 25 years old. According to one group, a new US civil war is supposed to start today. Audible’s AI can do that. Prepare of some really annoying animated emojis from Apple. Donald Trump will want one. Place your bets on who will be the new singer for Stone Temple Pilots. Meanwhile, in music news for November 4…

Is this the first North American radio station to flip to all-Christmas music this season?
Random Music News for Saturday, November 4, 2017

In the Wake of Harvey Weinstein, What Will Happen in the Music Industry?

Like with movies, reprehensible behaviour of all sorts has not only been tolerated but even encouraged. And an operating credo of “sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll” probably hasn’t helped. For decades, singers, rappers and guitar players have weathered accusations of misconduct — from infidelity to far, far worse — with little or sometimes no discernible damage to their careers. Even though everybody seemed to know that Harvey had been preying on women for years, no one dared speak up.  The explanations are as numerous as they are dissatisfying, from the prevalence of shadowy workplaces like recording studios and tour buses to the lack of even the meager protections some film and TV performers say they receive from the actors’ guild. It certainly hasn’t. Last month, before stories of Harvey Weinstein’s long history of alleged sexual misconduct triggered an unprecedented outpouring in Hollywood, the disgraced movie mogul responded to accusations against him by invoking the words of Jay-Z. And it’s not just the movie biz. What about the music industry? There have to be a lot of very, very nervous people in Hollywood. “‘I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children,’” Weinstein quoted the rapper as saying in his song “4:44,” in which Jay-Z alludes to cheating. Keep reading. Where will the #MeToo movement lead? Weinstein added, “The same is true for me.”
With its flippant tone and its defensive reference to the 1960s and ’70s — “when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different” — Weinstein’s written statement displayed a stunning misapprehension of alleged behavior that now has been described by more than 50 women. Now that dozens and dozens of women have come forward, others feel they can now speak up about what happened to them. The Harvey Weinstein scandal is looking more and more like some kind of tipping point. Let’s go to the LA Times. (The statement also got Jay-Z’s lyrics completely wrong, clumsily paraphrasing a few lines from “4:44.”)
But it’s not hard to understand why Weinstein looked to a musician in his bid for absolution.
In the Wake of Harvey Weinstein, What Will Happen in the Music Industry?

Very Bjorkish: Bjork Will Accept Bitcoin for Her New Album

Read more here. She and her record label One Littel Indie have  teamed up with a British blockchain startup called Blockpool to accept everything from Visa, MasterCard and PayPal to Bitcoin, Audiocoind, Litecoin and Dashcoin, too. Over the next two years, they will also be able to earn more AudioCoins by interacting with Björk’s music, live events and digital activities. The blockchain startup that worked with Heap on that project, Ujo Music, also helped dance artist RAC take payments for his ‘EGO’ album in Ether earlier this year. We’ll see. There are plenty of musicians who want to start using blockchain technology, thereby creating a direct artist-to-fan-to-artist when it comes to financial transactions, but Bjork is the first time an artist with a global reach has jumped into this pond. It’s one of the most ambitious steps by a musician into the world of cryptocurrency since Imogen Heap’s ‘Tiny Human’ single in 2015, which fans could pay for using the Ether cryptocurrency. Let’s get MusicAlly to explain
However they choose to pay, each fan will receive 100 AudioCoins – together worth just under $0.19 at the time of writing – as a reward for pre-ordering the album, deposited into an e-wallet created for them by Blockpool. Fans will be able to exchange the coins for other cryptocurrencies, keep them as an investment, or convert them back into ‘fiat’ currency like pounds or dollars. In yet another Bjorkish move–what else would you call it?–Bjork has announced that anyone one wants to buy her new album will be able to use a cryptocurrency. Is this some kind of hinge point when it comes the finances of the music industry?
Very Bjorkish: Bjork Will Accept Bitcoin for Her New Album