Israel has fined a woman in New Zealand $18,000 over a Lorde concert boycott. The peace was brokered by…The Iron Sheik? The feud between Limp Bizkit and Insane Clown Posses is over. It has a new arrangement with Genius to add lyrics. The wife of Korn singer Jonathan Davis died of a cocktail of drugs. (Larry again)
Here’s a look back at the last 20 years of recording technology. Amy Winehouse: The touring hologram has arrived. The first book in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series was published on this day in 1979. And for music news on October 12, 2018…
What is America’s new Music Modernization Act all about? It’s a new way of licensing music in the US which is supposed to (among other things) raise the royalty rates artists are paid. This blockchain company wants to start an “indestructible Pirate Bay.” This won’t be good for copyright holders. Before he died, Leonard Cohen wrote a poem called “Kanye West is Not Picasso.” (Via Larry)
U2 is going to record this year’s final show on the Experience + Innocence Tour November 13 in Berlin. The guy who scammed everyone with the disastrous Fyre Festival has been sentenced to six years in jail. Read more here. David Bowie was once considered for a role in Lord of the Rings. Roger Waters is no longer popular with a chunk of Brazilian voters. A guy has been convicted of stealing government funds. Are you a user of Apple Music? Here’s a reason to make sure the music at the gym is turned up very loud. A judge sentenced him to play piano for three years. Meanwhile, this guy is being investigated for selling the same concert tickets 149 times. Wu-Tang Clan: The TV series.
Random music news for Friday, October 12, 2018