Random music news for Thursday, August 2, 2018

That ended poorly for everyone, of course. Still, it’s funny.) (Via Mark)
Singer Two Feet is in hospital after a suicide attempt. It’s really starting to look like it. Could happen, too. Start here and here. (via David) (I know, I know. Another thing we should pay attention to: a documentary on the state of Canadian journalism. David Bowie makes a guest appearance on a new album.  Is the album almost dead? Speaking of guest appearances, Courtney Love is going to join the Smashing Pumpkins for their 30th-anniversary show. And here’s music news for August 2, 2018. And still with smartphones, behind the wacky HubblePhone. Apple Music claims to have more subscribers in Canada, the US, and Japan than Spotify does. Yeah, not anymore. The people behind Pitchfork are getting deeper into hip-hop. Canada should study this. Government officials in Australia want streaming services to step up support of domestic music. Fun: outdated ways of listening to music. It’s satire. Weezer’s live recreation of the “Buddy Holly” video is admittedly pretty rad. Here’s why. Here’s a new alarm app that works with Spotify. I’d love this for when I travel: an iPhone that supports two SIMS. Here’s a problem with potential podcast listeners: They don’t know where to start. If you’re a Canadian musician, pay attention to what’s happening with how performance and mechanical royalties are being collected and distributed. A good bit of history: 30 years of Sub Pop Records. We can blame the Sun for delays in hurricane relief in 2017. Got a Google Home unit? Remember when big concert festivals used to tour North America? Wait–what? It was on this day in 1990 that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Keytar sales are down for the 425th straight month.
Random music news for Thursday, August 2, 2018