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Random music news for Friday, January 26, 2024

Conduct interesting experiments and get interesting results. Like this. As for music news for January 26, 2024…

  1. The 2025 Juno Awards will be in…Vancouver!
  2. Someone finally did this: How often is Taylor Swift actually shown on NFL broadcasts?
  3. It’s quite possible that Spotify will launch “superfan clubs.”
  4. Was the 20th century an anomaly when it came to music? That’s a BIG question. Read about it here.
  5. Will artificial intelligence instinctually develop a sense for music? Some models suggest yes.
  6. With Apple’s Vision Pro headset now available for order, some big questions are being asked about music and AR and VR.
  7. Why do we dance? It might be because the part of the brain that controls movement also guides feelings.
  8. Here’s an explanation of why minor keys sounds sad.
  9. There’s a new artist competition where the prize is a chance to perform at Glastonbury this year.
  10. How did I miss Lenny Kraviz’s new brand of sotol? It’s not quite tequila, not quite mezcal. (Via Gustavio)
  11. This is a great point: If everything in music is niche, how do you measure success?
  12. There’s a lot to unpack about the demise of Pitchfork. Are we seeing the silencing of the music press and storytellers?
  13. If you’re a Russian musician and you’re exiled from your country, what do you do? Here’s the experience of one group.
  14. This guy tried to rob (HED)p.e.’s tour bus. It did not end well.
  15. Here’s a list of songs that blew up again after they were featured in a movie.
  16. So how do Canadian artists feel about the demise of Pitchfork? Here’s a summary.
  17. Speaking of journalism, this new book is something we should look at.

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BONUS: I think I’ve been on a flight with this guy. (Via Christopher)

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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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