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Random music news for Friday, April 19, 2024

I just learned that in Quebec, podcasts are called “balados.” What can we learn from music news on April 19, 2024?

  1. RIP Dickey Betts, a founding member of The Allman Brothers. He was 80.
  2. Frank Turner is going to try to set a record for the most gigs in 24 hours. Good luck!
  3. Is the “Dead Internet” theory true? If it is, it’s kinda sad/scary.
  4. A TikToker has been hit with a US$803,000 bill for copyright infringement.
  5. Buying concert tickets through TikTok? Soon.
  6. What is “Spotify Marquee?” It’s something indie artists might want to look at.
  7. Journey’s greatest hits album has now been on the Billboard top 200 for 800 weeks.
  8. Green Day’s Dookie has been added to America’s National Recording Registry.
  9. Taylor Swift: “Sorry that my boyfriend got so drunk at Coachella.”
  10. The US Government is going to hold another hearing about saving AM radio.
  11. Western boots have seen a spike in sales since Beyonce dropped her country album.
  12. Amazon has a new AI playlist generator called “Maestro.”
  13. A good question delivered musically: “Who the f*ck is playing these games?”
  14. What was it like for Josh Freese to join the Foo Fighters? Let’s ask him.
  15. Imagine walking by a hotel and seeing this.
  16. A rare Velvet Underground record just sold for US$30,000.
  17. Love this bit of sports coverage. (Via Scott)

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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