Random music news for Thursday, August 9, 2018

Speaking of real estate, Lance Bass didn’t buy the Brady Bunch house after all. Weekly Canadian music sales and streams vs. Want to learn K-pop fashion sense? Will the CD ever be embraced by hipsters in the same way as vinyl and cassettes? Let’s take a look. Musical biopics. Don’t panic. Some people think so. Here’s why you should listen to the radio at work. Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke appearance is being turned into a prime-time special. Mick Fleetwood had something to say about the departure of Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac. Go here. There’s been another death at a summer music festival, this time in California. Inflation is so bad in Venezuela these days that $1 US will buy 925,000 gallons of premium gas. This is satire. Given everything that’s happening, shouldn’t there be more angry songs? More radio: Edmonton has a new station called The Chuck. And now, some music news for August 9, 2018. This is one of the strangest versions of “Bohemian Rhapsody” that you might ever hear. If you’re going to be a big-shot record producer, you should have a nice Hollywood home, right? this time last year: Total albums, -17.8%; digital albums, -21.4%; physical albums, -15.5%; CDs, -19.7%; vinyl, +52.7%; streams, +52.7% (1.356 billion streams last week). Why are so many songs this summer so sad? Apple Music has a new automated playlist feature based on what your friends are listening to. Remember the Plain White T’s “Hey Delilah?” The song is being turned into a TV show. Not like this. You know what’s got Hollywood excited these days? How do you test expensive speakers? Wow. This article proposes some ideas for fixing radio’s problems. Should Elliot Smith be considered for a Nobel prize? Another music issue with Brexit: the live audio market.
Random music news for Thursday, August 9, 2018