Random music news for Thursday, July 19, 2018

Health Canada says it’s “concerned” about cannabis companies sponsoring music events. Chris Shiflett is planning to sell a whack of guitars from his private collection. It was 25 years ago this week that the Tragically Hip launched their Another Roadside Attraction festival. Toyota’s investment in music festivals seems to be paying off. If you’re making a music video, don’t do this. Dennis Rodman wants to take Kanye West to North Korea. Latin singer Marc Antony just forked over $19 million US for this mansion. Here are some encouraging stats about podcast listening in Canada. Is Walmart thinking of getting into streaming? Is this what’s happening with the theme to the next James Bond movie? On this day in 1977, the first GPS signal was broadcast from a satellite. This is one cool find! More news on how Green Day’s American Idiot is doing well in the Age of Trump. Radiohead is getting great reviews on their current tour. That is one BIG speaker! (Via Tom)
The iPhone IX could come with a fast charger. It looks like it. How can Billy Joel play Madison Square Gardens this many times? Music streaming now takes up 8% of all UK listening. What could possibly go wrong? Imagine trying to get a dinner reservation at this place. It was a 100% military thing back then, but now… Here’s some music news for July 19, 2018. More love for the contributions of the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop. Tom Petty sings from beyond the grave. Research I discovered: The average Brit between the ages of 15-24 spends 33% of their weekly “audio time” listening to live radio, 29% streaming music, 18% listening to their own digital music and 9% using music video sites.
Random music news for Thursday, July 19, 2018