Random music news for Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Random music news for Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Interesting trivia: You could have made the Top 200 Soundscan chart in the US last week by selling just 649 CDs. Are audio dramas the next step? Meanwhile, have you noticed how Spotify changed its volume control to reflect Pride Month? Bomba music is helping people cope. Don’t do this. Was there a second gunman? I guess we can assume that Donald Trump won’t be buying the new NIN album, then. And now, music news for June 5, 2018. #MeToo insurance is being offered to Australian musicians. It’s very, very possible. Here’s more proof that streaming sites like Spotify are killing the album. Another casualty of the streaming age: The death of the “intro track.”
Want to take proper photos of your band? This baby’s first word was “Alexa.”
It’s still miserable in Puerto Rico. Maybe. Here are three reasons why new music is released on Friday. Gibson Guitars has been thrown a $135 million lifeline. Here’s a chance to win some cash. We have books. These new archives from Neil Young are pretty cool. It was 50 years ago today that RFK was shot in the Ambassador Hotel in LA. And on the topic of Prince, there’s a festival! Don’t do this. Don’t want to get sued by Prince’s estate? We have audiobooks. Is it time we retired the term “world music?”
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