Random music news for Friday, February 18, 2022

The Queen–yes, the monarch–has launched a brand of dog perfume. Gotta pay for Prince Andrew’s indiscretions somehow, right? Now let’s try some music news for Friday, February 18, 2022.

  1. Wait: Spotify is paying Joe Rogan 200 MILLION DOLLARS? That’s double what’s been reported.
  2. A Canadian folk musician has gone viral with a song called “Crybabies Caravan.” The trucker protestors aren’t happy.
  3. Is this the best love song of all time?
  4. Snapchat has entered into a partnership with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets within the app.
  5. Something is happening in South Korea. Physical record sales were up 66.9%(!!!) in January.
  6. Ed Sheeran has been given permission to build his own burial crypt on his property.
  7. Winter got you down? Try listening to sad songs. It’ll help.
  8. Here’s a sample of the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.
  9. Britney has been invited to appear before the US Congress to talk about her conservatorship issues.
  10. Are you a podcast “super listener?” You are if you listen this much.
  11. Canto-pop singer Tommy Yuen has been arrested in Hong Kong. Money laundering charges.
  12. Beatles manager Brian Epstein is going to get his own statue in Liverpool.
  13. A Nickelback dad joke. Beware. (Via Tom)
  14. Got rats? Maybe the old ways were the best.
  15. There’s a biography on Factory Records’ Tony Wilson coming soon.
  16. Peleton is now in the video game business.

More news? Look here.

BONUS: Does anyone know what the hell this is?

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, February 18, 2022

  • February 20, 2022 at 12:39 pm
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    Why would winter have me down? It’s the best season. Why does everyone just assume that everyone agrees with them about cold=bad and hot=good?

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