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Random music news for Friday, April 21, 2023

Would you want to work for Elon Musk after reading this? Moving on to music news for April 21, 2023.

  1. Few people have had as miserable week as Frank Ocean after his disastrous Coachella set.
  2. Speaking of Coachella, here’s how much headliners get paid.
  3. Here’s another summer festival that’s in trouble.
  4. Which group of music fans are now among the most active users of streaming? Country fans.
  5. Why does one song have 49 different titles on Spotify? It’s a scam.
  6. Fan Club for Climate is a music-based organization working to right climate change.
  7. Turns out that Apple is very good at blocking spyware.
  8. That’s one cool Apple store.
  9. No coronation concert for Prince Harry. He’ll skip it and go back to California.
  10. A new study finds that even listening to music will help stave off dementia.
  11. Well, these are awkward. (Via Andrew)
  12. K-pop star Moon Bin was found dead at his home in Seoul. He was just 25.
  13. This is a stupid vinyl cash grab.
  14. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was supposed to be in Ukraine, but it’s been moved to Liverpool because of–well, you know. The country is still sending an entry. (Via Sean)
  15. Let’s talk about proposed Indigenous music quotas for Canadian radio.

BONUS: If you want to start your weekend off with a smile, spend some time watching these baby gorilla brothers play.

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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