Random music news for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Seth Rogen already has a deal to be the guest voice on the Vancouver transit system. Read about it here. Sony reported revenues of $1.9 billion in the first half of 2018. Canadian, too. This should be interesting. Brexit issues are annoying Peter Gabriel because it’s keeping some of his WOMAD artists out of the UK. This loud. On a semi-related note, exactly how loud was the Heavy Montreal festival? August already. Seriously. This is an interesting story about the origin of the phrase “heavy metal” in music. Of that, streaming revenues were $943.7 million. If Weezer can cover Toto (twice!), Toto has decided to cover Weezer. Remember those members of Pussy Riot who arrested for the field invasion at the World Cup? And my parents are coming to visit for almost a week. I’m sure Bruno Mars REALLY appreciated this. And Sony just bought another big chunk of Michael Jackson’s publishing. Could the Toronto be next? Does anyone remember crabcore? Has it completely died out as a musical form? We can only hope. Just as they were released from jail, they were arrested again. Apple is now very close to becoming the world’s first-ever trillion-dollar company. Time for more weird music-related British TV: Happy Monday vs. Well, these are pretty TV setups. Yep. Pulp man. Here’s music news for August 1, 2018. Read more. Samsung is about to launch their Galaxy Watch. Australians should stop doing “shoeys,” which is something apparently big in music culture down there.
Random music news for Wednesday, August 1, 2018