Random music new for Tuesday, May 8, 2018
If you’re interested in the history behind our CanCon regulations on radio, read this. Lady Antebellum is still trying to sort out their double-anthem fail. Make the dude an offer! Did Syria create the world’s first song? A broadcasting scholarship has been created in the name of the play-by-play person killed in the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. “I’m not black, I’m Kanye.” Interesting. George Harrison’s first electric guitar is going to sell for big dollars. This guy in Japan REALLY wants that old Beatles footage. The myth of the band reunion. Sign it. A folding smartphone could be a reality by next year. Take that, anti-vaxxers. As of today, smallpox has been eradicated from the planet for 38 years. (Via Larry)
There’s a cool new recording studio in the Bahamas. There’s a petition aimed at preventing the CBC from destroying an irreplaceable archive of music. Will Harry and Meghan have a grime ceremony? You read that right. Good points. (Tom again)
Krist Novoselic, the former bass player for Nirvana, is now playing accordion in a stoner rock band. A very rare Beatles album is also for sale. Here’s some interesting analysis of radio listening in the UK. Anyone up for some lewd tweets re: DJ Khaled and Liam Gallagher. (Via Tom)
Warner Music Group sold its Spotify shares and ended up with $400 million. And for music news on May 8, 2018…
Canadian album sales last week vs. They don’t open new facilities like this much anymore. Flaming Lips beer? a year ago: Total albums, -22.3%; physical albums, -21.5%; CDs, -26.1%; digital tracks, -20.4%; vinyl, +60.5%(!!!); streaming, +54.6%. Why not?