Random music for Saturday, May 5, 2018

I could live with that. Spotify seems to be interested in getting into audiobooks. Donald Trump. Now Liam Gallagher is getting the documentary treatment with a film called Liam Gallagher: As It Was. Cinco de Mayo! It’s interesting to see how Wall Street is betting on music for the first time in decades. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake, Chief Flavor Officer, of a soft drink company, is also involved in a lawsuit. People are streaming a lot of older tracks in the UK. Mood Music, a British stage production set in the music industry, sounds like it’s worth seeing. About 55% of all streams are classified as “catalogue selections.”
Alice Cooper predicts a return to big, brash, theatrical 80s-style rock. Over at YouTube, the platform has more than 1.8 billion registered users per month. (Wait! Jay-Z is getting sued over some Tidal legal issues…
…and he’s in court over his Rocawear business. I’ll be in London next week! Go here. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. Liz Phair vs. Interesting: Millions of Britons say they have never, ever been to a live gig. I have a feeling it will be sweary. And this is what we have for music news for May 5, 2018. Due to a quirk of the YouTube algorithm, there’s been an explosion in pirate radio stations. Google Assistant can now control over 5,000 smart devices. They’re also banning glitter to cut down on plastic waste. UK music festivals are banning plastic straws. It can be really, really tough to be a classical musician these says. Fun. Hmm.)
Would you like to be interviewed in the style of an 80s pop star? I like it. Now that Gibson Guitars has filed for bankruptcy, we’re learning that the company was stiffing suppliers for months. Fleetwood Mac doesn’t seem to miss Lindsey Buckingham at all. See?
Random music for Saturday, May 5, 2018