Random music news for Friday, June 29, 2018

Make no mistake: Joe Jackson was a monstrous father. You saw that Drake’s new album, Scorpion, features an unreleased Michael Jackson track, right? Ed Sheeran would like to discuss his bladder issues. Maybe. This was kind of eerie, don’t you think? RIP Steve Soto of punk legends The Adolescents. Anywhere, too. Only 65-ish days until the first day of school! (Via Tom)
Are we experiencing a saxophone renaissance? LOTS of them. What is this rumour about Apple’s joint subscription for music, video, and news? And now music news for Friday, June 29, 2018. And speaking of diversity, this festival has added a women-only stage. Try this. Need a timesuck before the long weekend. Nice to see: more people of colour are involved in the British indie scene. The latest is worth $100 million. English soccer fans sure love to sing. Sounds a lot like Amazon Prime, in a way. There was a data breach at Ticketmaster in the UK. Well, that’s one way to recycle old computer gear into something musical. secondary sellers) claims the company secretly supplied them with bot software. They make less than the average Uber driver. The man accused of murdering XXXtenacion has pleaded not guilty. Speaking of Ticketmaster, some brokers (i.e. The music industry is talking about what comes next with the #MeToo movement. School’s out! Is this the “Netflix of podcasts?” Possibly. A new survey says that musicians are more abused and poorer than regular folk. And he has copyright issues, too.
Random music news for Friday, June 29, 2018