Random music news for Saturday, July 7, 2018

Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. Here’s another tale of woe. Fight about this over the weekend: The best track 1 from 150 albums. Speaking of trade wars, there’s much concern among gadget makers. Bot-assisted scalpers now face “unlimited fines” in the UK. That’s a big deal. Or both? This lost interview with Michael Jackson got creepy when the subject of children was brought up. See? Here’s a good study of gay anthems since the 1970s. Sonos, maker of great music systems, has filed for a $100 million IPO. Good. An orange iPhone? Planning on getting a tattoo with your sweetheart? Dave Grohl might eventually release it. According to this story, Apple Music has more paying subscribers in the US than Spotify. Want to fix the music industry? A new study says media piracy among young people is down. The company is also very worried about US-China trade wars. How’s this for a title for a comedy series based in the music industry: We Are CVNT5. On this day in 1954, Elvis Presley made his radio debut, singing “That’s All Right” on WHBQ in Memphis. Read on. Maybe. Akon thinks he can have his own Wakanda through a cryptocurrency. Speaker or security camera? Now for some music news for July 6, 2018. It seems that Michael Stipe has put REM well behind him. Remembering the “dance epidemic” in the summer of 1518. Sound pollution apparently thousands of people each year. This article explains how you can invest in your favourite artists. Beware trusting social media influencers when it comes to plugging concerts. You might want to read this first. What can be done about that? Remember that Nirvana “reunion” for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Random music news for Saturday, July 7, 2018