Random music news for Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Random music news for Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The guy’s done TONS in the business (like playing the riffs on Michael Jackon’s “Beat It”) so it should be a good read. Speaking of books, Toto’s Steve Lukather has a new memoir. Apparently. I mean, REALLY sure? It is VERY tough to be in the concert business in Israel these days. (Via Tom)
What does America’s only deaf football team do during the national anthem? If you’re a fan of Kate Bush, you might want to look into this new book of her lyrics. Seriously? That’s not a dumb question. What’s the right font for your band? Ever hear the name Ron Delsener? That’s not a bad number, but a far cry from the old days. Are you sure you want to be a YouTube star? Emimen sold 252,000 physical copies of his Kamikaze album in the US its first week out. Here’s what’s making music news. If you’ve ever gone to any kind of concert, you should know about him. Maybe he’ll explain his whole involvement in the PornHub Awards. This guy is making six figures annually by teaching online guitar lessons. Here’s a look at music streams year-to-date. Professor Kanye? Nice gig. It’s even more difficult when it falls on a Tuesday, just like it did back in 2001. Analysis here. September 11 is always a difficult date. (Via Moe)
Canadian music sales and streams vs. Here’s why. Next up for the Westboro Baptist Church? So does this mean we’re getting closer to the new Tool album? If Trump forces Apple to build iPhones in the US, watch prices spike up. Here’s another remembrance of The Who’s Keith Moon, 40 years after he died at age 32. Apple Music has fixed the way it displays albums and singles. Fall Out Boy. This. this time last year: Total albums, -19.1%; digital albums, -20.0%; physical albums, -18.6%; CDs, -22.5%; digital tracks, -22.6%; vinyl, +38.5%; streams, +50.6% (1.116 billion streams last week). Smart speakers could have nearly 50% market penetration in the US after this Christmas. Read more here. How streaming is changing everything about music. Read this first.