Random Music News for Saturday, February 3, 2018

Random Music News for Saturday, February 3, 2018
Sony Music generated nearly $4 billion US from recorded music in 2017. According to at least one doctor, dancing makes you more intelligent. For some reason, Toto’s “Africa” has become this bro frat-boy anthem. (Via Tom)
Are smart speakers poised to create a generation of spoiled brats? And for their trouble, they’ll earn at least $70 million. Some major, major entertainment entities–Billboard/Hollywood Reporter, dick clark productiosn and MRC–have all merged into one company. Here’s another way artists making good money from the Super Bowl. Roy Orbison lives! Here’s a list of performers we’ve all forgotten that they’ve performed at the Super Bowl. Good point: Why isn’t SLAYER in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? File the semi-Smiths reunion under the heading “I started something I couldn’t finish.”
Bon Jovi just sold his place in NYC for $16 million. The Spice Girls reunion: It looks like it’s happening with all five of them. Do Toronto newspapers have the absolute worst comics sections in all of North America? In case you missed it, Stone Temple Pilots have released some new material with new singer Jeff Gutt. It’s embarrassing, really. As a hologram, anyway. Warner’s revenue is $1 billion US for the quarter and digital revenue is up 20%. Now let’s look at music news for February 3, 2018. Take a look. Tivo will let you skip the Super Bowl and watch just the commercials. Finally, here’s a list of some great Super Bowl gaffes. Of that, $1.6 billion US came from streaming (33% of the total). This one music festival won’t let you bring a potato peeler. And here’s an oral history of Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl. It’s Liam Gallagher’s fault, too.