Rich men of country music, the blind side and ending physical media + this day in history w/the Pendle Witch trials and our song of the day by Tom MacDonald on your #MorningMonarchy for August 18, 2023.
Bruce Springsteen Postpones Shows Due to Unspecified Illness
Ticketmaster Sees No Problem With $5,000 Bruce Springsteen Ticket (Jul. 25, 2022)
Noel Gallagher says he struggles to remember lyrics onstage: “I’m sure, eventually, I’ll need a teleprompter”; “I’ve found myself on this tour consciously thinking: ‘What is the next line to this song?’”
The Killers apologise for bringing Russian man on stage after fans boo lead singer
The 1975 Asked to Pay $2 Million Fine
Lionel Richie leaves 20,000 fans enraged after canceling his Madison Square Garden show one hour AFTER it was due to start
Taylor Swift receives eight-minute standing ovation at penultimate night of 2023 US ‘Eras Tour’
Hans Zimmer becomes new co-owner after buying BBC’s Maida Vale Studios
Jerry Moss, A&M Records Co-Founder & Rock Hall of Famer, Dies at 88; Moss was inducted with Herb Alpert into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
Miles Copeland Jr.
Twitter/X Wants Music Publishers’ Copyright Lawsuit Tossed Out
TikTok Music Division Hit With Layoffs; Seven employees on the company’s artist services team were affected, sources say.
‘Gaming The System’: SoundExchange Sues SiriusXM Over Alleged $150M In Unpaid Royalties; The case claims the company is bundling services as part of a scheme to “grossly underpay the royalties it owes.” But SiriusXM says it followed all the rules.
THE BIG STORY: Historical Preservation or Blatant Infringement?
‘Wholesale Theft’: Labels Sue Internet Group for Copyright Infringement Over Digitized Vinyl Records; The Internet Archive says its Great 78 project is preserving history, but major labels call it a “massive, unauthorized, digital record store of recordings.”
Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ Claims 16th Week Atop Hot 100, the Most Ever for a Non-Collaboration; Among all songs, “Last Night” ties for the second-longest reign.
Is Oliver Anthony the Greatest Threat to Morgan Wallen Making Hot 100 History?; In this week’s The Contenders, while superstars Taylor Swift and Luke Combs aim to replace Wallen at No. 1, an out-of-nowhere newcomer may soar past them all.
Oliver Anthony’s Viral Breakout Is More Than Just One Song
National Review Executive Editor Attacks Oliver Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond”
Video: Oliver Anthony Speaks Out After Turning Down $8 Million Music Industry Offer (Audio)
TMFINR: American Airlines passenger behind ‘not real’ viral tirade that delayed travelers for hours ID’d as marketing executive
‘The World Has Moved Too Far To The Left’, Warns Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten
Bradley Cooper in ‘Jewface’ storm after Leonard Bernstein trailer reveals prosthetic nose; Criticism focuses on the change to the appearance of the actor who directs, co-writes and stars in Maestro, biopic of the conductor and composer
two movies. a year apart. same bitch. shoutout to Gen Z for teaching me this.
Judy Garland doing blackface two years before The Wizard of Oz
Pretty neat how they turned German prostitute #Lilli into a role model for my brother lolol // #Barbie
Barbie was based on a cartoon prostitute who’d do anything for money (Jan. 13, 2009)
‘Sound Of Freedom’ Surpasses Latest Indiana Jones Film At US Box Office
Massive New Mexico film archive at risk of being lost
Alec Baldwin could be charged again over ‘Rust’ shooting after analysis finds trigger was pulled
Native American group calls on Commanders to rename team Redskins: ‘Cannot erase history’
Major League Baseball umpire loses appeal of discrimination lawsuit
Video: James Harden: “Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of. Let me say that again: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.”
‘Blind Side’ Inspo Michael Oher Says Tuohys Never Adopted Him, It Was Conservatorship
Former NFL player Michael Oher, subject of “The Blind Side,” petitioned a court Monday with allegations that Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy never adopted him, instead tricking him into a signing a document making them his conservators and enriching themselves.
‘Blind Side’ subject Oher alleges adoption was lie
Video: ‘Blind Side’ Actor Speaks on Michael Oher’s Lawsuit (Audio)
Video: ‘The Blind Side’ Inspiration, Michael Oher, Cited for Assaulting Uber Driver: Cops (May 5, 2017)
Disney, streamers, reportedly interested in local rights
Leagues wary of Disney’s strategic partnership
Disney+ shakes up pricing after drop in subscribers
Disney Begins To Wind Down Physical Media, Starting In Australia
Video: Disney Is Ceasing To Release Physical Media (Audio)
Image: @Hybrid’s Cover Art – Disney’s ‘Memory Hole’
#BookSmarts: Publisher Simon & Schuster sold for £1.27bn
#BookSmarts: Video: Why is Paramount selling Simon & Schuster, and how does KKR’s potential $1.6 billion deal compare (Audio)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
#ThisDayInHistory: 1612 – The Pendle Witch trials of nine Lancashire women and two men. (Audio)
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#ThisDayInHistory: #19thAmendment gives women the superpower to vote harder in 1920, #RingoStarr joined that band, #BillyPreston who played for that band arrested in 1991 for being a pedo
#ThisDayInHistory: 2017 – The Turku attack, the first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland, kills two and injures eight.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40985528 // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Turku_attack // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYKhOKi_3nY
#ThisDayInHistory: 1976 – In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_axe_murder_incident // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MsjZ-qcamw
#ThisDayInHistory: #August18 w/Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel ‘#Lolita’ is published.
#ThisDayInHistory: #August18 w/#SteveBiko arrested, Galán assassinated in Colombia in ’89, Musharraf resigns + #RomanPolanski, @OGEverlast birthdays
#ThisDayInHistory: #Salieri, @DenisLeary, #ChristianSlater, Roberto Clemente, #AphexTwin birthdays
#NewWorldNextWeek: Soros Signals Shift As EU Op Wraps Up + Bot Internet Theories & Daily Phone Limits
#NewMusicFriday: New live Sonic Youth from their last US show and that new Rhiannon Giddens!
#PumpUpThaVolume/#TruthMusic: Tom MacDonald (@IAmTomMacDonald) – “Dirty Money”