What else is going on?
#hiphop and #classical lovers unite! Kendrick Lamar is teaming up with the National Symphony Orchestra to perform the album, To Pimp a Butterfly at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. It’ll be happening towards the end of October and could be a show for the ages. It also, of course, could be a disaster like many genre clashes in the past. But if I were in DC, I wouldn’t miss it. More info on that here.
Something for the #cratediggers to be happy about; vinyl has generated more revenue in the US this year than YouTube Music, VEVO, Soundcloud, and Free Spotify combined. And it wasn’t even that close.
Remember the Happy Birthday scripts that were found a couple weeks ago? Well a federal judge has since ruled that Warner Music Group can f*ck off and no longer claim rights to the song as it’s now considered public domain. They may even have to reimburse some of the money collected over the years. NPR has more on that.