Random music news for Friday, January 14, 2022

Cannabis stops COVID? It works in the lab. Consider that as you browse through music news for January 14, 2022.

  1. Let’s begin with some hope for the Canadian live music industry.
  2. Ye punched out a fan. There’s video, of course.
  3. This new Canadian over-the-air radio station broadcasts for only two hours a week. Here’s the CRTC decision.
  4. Evan Rachel Wood, one of Marilyn Manson’s exes, has shot a doc on what happened between them.
  5. Weigh in on this fight: Which Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees DON’T belong there?
  6. Kim Kardashian is being sued for pumping and dumping. (Via Andrew)
  7. A quick correction to some stats from last year is required–but the net result is essentially the same.
  8. Flea flub.
  9. If you’re interested in the early days of British punk (not to mention the rise of female personalities), then you’ll want to see this new documentary on Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex.
  10. If you’re a musician on TikTok, here’s some important reading on what’s happening with the platform.
  11. There’s some turmoil in Spotify’s podcast division. This comes after the company opened a big podcast campus in LA.
  12. Apparently our musical tastes affect our spending habits. That’s what this study says.

BONUS: This must be unbearably cute.

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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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