Random music news for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Random music news for Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The good and bad of using preset sounds for your next song. Meanwhile, is Spotify on a collision course with the record labels? People are following Angus Young around Vancouver. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco has written a book about songwriting. On this day in 1965, the Beatles played to 60,000 people at Shea Stadium in New York. Too bad it was never made. Cool. Doesn’t work, apparently. This electric guitar can be broken down for easy transport and travel. Good. And as for August 15, 2018…

Here are your Canadian music sales and streams numbers for last week vs. AC/DC seems to be making a new album there. This would have been a strange sequel to the movie Gladiator. When Conan O’Brien moves to a half-hour format, there won’t be any more musical performances. Alexa is definitely coming to cars. Not music-related, but if you hate getting work emails after work…
Do you listening to recordings while you sleep in hopes of learning something? Meanwhile, Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys has these tips on how to write great lyrics. Maybe. Then again, it was written by Nick Cave. Here’s a very good read on the legacy of Aretha Franklin. Spotify has rolled out songwriting and producer credits on its mobile app. Good news for anyone who covets a Nokia banana phone: It’s back! This is considered to be the birth of stadium rock. a year ago: Total albums, -18.2%; digital albums, -21.2%; physical albums, -16.2%; CDs, -20.3%; vinyl, +49%; streams, 51.8% (1.046 billion streams for the week.)
Donald Trump and his base aren’t going to like this Pearl Jam concert poster.