Random music news for Thursday, July 12, 2018

Random music news for Thursday, July 12, 2018
Well, this is a different look at Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video. This looks like a good book. As for music news for July 12, 2018…

Speaking of the Rolling Stones, could you pick Mick’s kid out of this lineup? Very, very cruel. This guy is selling 100,000 records for $1 each. Just ask Siri. Very cruel, France. An interesting question: Which music festivals offer the best bang for your buck? It’s a drop in the bucket for them, though. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage–a right-wing guy if there ever was one–has a podcast called Farage Against the Machine. It’s possible that Apple Music will have more paying users in the US than Spotify by Christmas. Time to delete most of your apps. This is an interesting look at “the subtle art of rap album structure.” (Via Ronald)
A very good luck at the continuing transition from owning to accessing music. The Apple App Store turned 10 this week. More fretting (sorry) over the death of the electric guitar. It’s turning out to be the summer of cannabis schmoozing in Canada, especially at music festivals. Here’s why. Facebook has been fined by the UK for data breaches. Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is selling his San Francisco mansion. Only $13 million USD, too. Ready or not, facial recognition is coming soon to concerts. Watch. Yep. Sonos speakers now work with AirPlay 2, meaning you can stream audio from your iPhone or iPad to your Sonos, among other things. Rage Against the Machine has launched legal action. It’s all about how music fans built the Internet. It’s possible. A Go-Go’s musical–and in the “We Got the Beat” women? Will British music fans succeed in pushing Green Day’s “American Idiot” to #1 on the charts in time for Donald Trump’s visit? If you love vinyl, you’ll want to read this. On this day in 1962, the Rolling Stones played their first gig.