Random music news for Friday, August 5, 2022

If you’re having a bad day, spare a thought for the guy who accidentally tossed US$184 million in crypto on a hard drive into a landfill. Oops. Now some music news for August 5, 2022.

  1. Today’s top headline: “Meghan Trainor music stop talking about her husband’s poop–immediately.”
  2. If you’re going to wear a controversial t-shirt on stage, make sure people understand what you’re really trying to say.
  3. One Beyonce song required 24 writers? Why?
  4. Still can’t get enough stories on the $5,000 Bruce Springsteen tickets? Read this.
  5. It’s rough at SoundCloud. The company is laying off one-fifth of its global workforce.
  6. Do stingrays make a sound? Yes, they do–but we’ve never heard them until now.
  7. Apple’s next-gen version of CarPlay is scaring the crap out of auto manufacturers. Here’s why.
  8. Exploring the guitars of Jerry Garcia.
  9. This new font is based on musical notation. (Via Roz)
  10. Why do older artists dominate so much of pop culture? Here’s an explanation.
  11. You can now buy concert tickets on TikTok.
  12. All of John Hughes soundtracks are finally be collected into a big box set.
  13. BAD boy band boy. BAD!
  14. Drake with a Maybach because Drake.
  15. If you like cover versions, you need to follow this account.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Back to people having bad days: These people were caught on the Disney Ride “It’s a Small World” FOR OVER AN HOUR! Pray that they recover.

BONUS BONUS: I guess everyone needs a hobby.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Friday, August 5, 2022

  • August 5, 2022 at 11:13 am
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    I was once on “It’s a small world” for three trips around…that was enough torture for a lifetime!

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