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Random music news for Friday, January 13, 2023

Need a head transplant? Good news! And there’s more good news (I think) with music news for January 13, 2023.

  1. RIP Robbie Bachman, brother of Randy and the drummer in Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
  2. RIP Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and the widow of Michael Jackson. It was a sudden heart attack.
  3. A Spotify price increase? Don’t bet against it.
  4. A good question: Who really owns Spotify?
  5. This guy may have taken his love of Spotify a bit too far.
  6. When Jeff Beck died earlier this week, Johnny Depp was apparently at his bedside.
  7. A poster for a Demi Lovato album has been banned for causing “serious offence to Christians.”
  8. These fans are still rockin’ after age 65. Why not?
  9. The Chainsmokers + threesomes = cringe.
  10. Here’s another weird design for a turntable.
  11. And Sony has a pretty cool new high-res music player. It’s branded as a Walkman, of course.
  12. Harry Styles is the latest to sue over fake merch.
  13. The Pocket Gods, a British indie band, has released a documentary on music streaming. (They hate it, by the way.)
  14. Interested in the history of Motown Records? Go here.
  15. AI is now narrating audiobooks.
  16. David Byrne and Fatboy Slim are heading to Broadway together.
  17. Here’s why anxiety is the enemy of musicians.
  18. What are the best times to post on social media? Read this.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Watching a watermelon decompose at high-speed is oddly compelling.

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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One thought on “Random music news for Friday, January 13, 2023

  • Hello! Glad I saw this ! At 73 years old I have a radio show in Fredericksburg Tx! It’s Texas rebel radio! No play list! Lol we play classic rock, Blue’s and country! I do lots of music 🎵 trivia! You can tune in going to Texas rebel! I am on 3 til 7pm cst! Looking forward to reading more from your listing! Big Daddy Waldo


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