Random music news for Friday, April 8, 2022

I’m going to be hosting an online music trivia contest for charity in a couple of weeks. Wanna play? Get tickets here. Think about it as you run through music news for April 8, 2022.

  1. Here’s a big problem for 2022: Too many concerts, so little time. (Paywall)
  2. And the replacement for Kanye at Coachella is
  3. With Kanye pulling out of Coachella with two weeks to go, The Weeknd is demanding Ye’s paycheque. Here’s why.
  4. The Weeknd has sunk a bunch of money into a personalized song creation company.
  5. How does playlisting on Spotify help break artists? Here’s a report.
  6. Amazon Music streaming prices are set to rise in Canada (and the US and UK, too).
  7. Here’s a deeper dive into the scourge of fake artists on Spotify.
  8. Yes, Twitter is working on an edit button. But no, this had nothing to do with Elon Musk’s recent tweet.
  9. You know what’s suffering because of COVID? Brass bands.
  10. Dethlok lives!
  11. Wait: There’s a security flaw in AirPods? Apparently.
  12. Despite the supply problems with vinyl records, sales continue to go up.
  13. People are making their own pro-Ukraine/anti-Russia YouTube videos–like this one.
  14. Gotta see this movie Metal Lords. It’s from the guy who gave us Game of Thrones.
  15. And this documentary on A-ha looks very interesting.
  16. Joy Division and Coronation Street, together at last.
  17. By all means, take your climate science advice from this guy.
  18. Metallica’s Cliff Burton is getting his own museum.

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BONUS: This is how we’re going to use the metaverse? Seriously?

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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