American Airlines has eliminated oversize bag fees for “common sports and music equipment.” The updated policy “will be music to the ears of musicians who fly on American,” says the airline. Customers can now check music equipment and sports gear as standard baggage, up to the maximum allowed dimensions and within the weight requirements. The checked oversize bag counts toward a customer’s normal baggage allowance.
Organizers for New York Music month announced its return for a third year. Set for June, the expanded event includes a music and technology-focused music conference, a series of free concerts in the Bronx and Queens, workshops aimed at the LBGTQ+ community, walking tours of musically significant locations in the city and more.
The Juno Awards, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC took over Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last weekend to celebrate Canada’s annual biggest night of music.
The night was capped with a very special and memorable occasion – the induction of pop icon Corey Hart into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Presented by McLachlan, Hart was honored for being one of Canada’s biggest success stories of all time.
Apple Music unveiled its 2018 Top 100 songs and albums. Its Artist Of The Year Drake tops both lists and has three of the Top 5 songs. Juice WRLD was named Breakout Artist of the Year.
Consumer demand for Latin music and the growth of streaming have pushed Latin music to the verge of mainstream – where Spanish-language songs compete with English-language songs on all charts.
“Latin music now travels all over the globe, thanks to new technology,” said Vanessa Jester, senior vice president of finance at Warner Music Latin America. “Thanks to a market that’s now focused on streaming, access to Latin music is not only for Latin Americans, but for everyone who can appreciate and enjoy the rhythms in our music.”