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Random music news for Friday, February 10, 2023

Scientists have pinpointed the exact minute your day is at its most stressful. Good to know, I supposed. Also good to know: music news for February 10, 2023.

  1. Here’s another story on how new visa fees for Canadians touring the US are just insane. It’s going to hurt all foreign musicians. The Brits are also investigating.
  2. On that same topic, it’s tough enough to be a musician on the road in the first place.
  3. Wait: The Canadian government is buying ads on TikTok? There are problems with that.
  4. Ontario’s Boots or Hearts festival has a pretty eclectic lineup this year (ref. Nickelback).
  5. Black Sabbath, the ballet.
  6. SpongeBob, the Toronto rave.
  7. This guy loved his Scrabble so much, he stabbed someone to death for playing music too loud during his game.
  8. A new study say that podcast listeners pay attention to the ads.
  9. This is where we’re going with AI and music. Be afraid.
  10. Video games aren’t melting your kid’s brain. Details here.
  11. This vinyl scandal continues.
  12. Canadian rap pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes has a new cooking show.
  13. Wait–what?

BONUS: I never thought of this, but what time is it on the Moon?

BONUS BONUS: I have things in my fridge older than Leo DiCaprio’s latest girlfriend. Other people have thoughts, too.

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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