Random music news for Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Cue the backlash. It was another rough week for physical CD sales in the US. Confused about “analogue” vs. Meanwhile, Troy Carter announced that he’ll be stepping down from his role as Global Head of Creator Services for Spotify in September. There was a big podcasting conference in Philadelphia. The House of Lords in the UK is concerned about how music tours will be adversely affected by Brexit. Concerned about who might be snooping on your browsing? Remember the Dave Matthews Band “poop bus” incident? Vivendi is planning to sell up to half the Universal Music Group. Universal is now generating $50 million a month in streaming revenues. It was possible to reach the #1 position on the Canadian SoundScan charts by selling just 2,300 copies. The reviews are good. Alex Jones’ InfoWars is now on Spotify. Here’s music news for July 31, 2018. (Via Ronald)
There was an attempt to break the record for the greatest number of Beatles impersonators in one place. No? this time last year: Total albums, -17.3%; digital albums, -21.5%; physical albums, -14.5%; CDs, -18.9%; vinyl, -56.2%; streaming, +52.9% with 1.355 billion streams. Is Russell Simmons thinking of moving to Bali to escape the law? Why sell now? Use Chrome? Last day of July already and the back-to-school ads are in full effect. The soundtrack of the new Mamma Mia film is #1 on SoundScan, selling just 33,870 copies. It’s a good time. Try this retro puppy. Tired of your modern computer keyboard? This week’s honour goes to the new Mamma Mia soundtrack. It was possible to make the Top 10 with less than 6,000 copies and the Top 200 by selling only 637 units. Read this. Take a look at this extension. Fantastic. Canadian music sales and streams vs. “digital” masters when it comes to vinyl? Read this.
Random music news for Tuesday, July 31, 2018