Random music news for Friday, June 24, 2022

  1. Yeah, it’s hip-hop causing all the violence in America. When all else fails, blame music.
  2. So how are things in the music festival world now that we’re not as afraid of COVID? This report takes a look at the situation.
  3. Caught in the crypto crash? What does it mean for music? Discuss.
  4. If AI takes over making music, say goodbye to pleasure. Again, discuss.
  5. Here’s a good history of old songs that were resurrected by placement in TV shows and movies.
  6. Following the development of the metaverse? Here are 33 companies to keep an eye on.
  7. You know things are progressing with the metaverse when people are getting together to create universal standards.
  8. And finally, Fender guitars are in the metaverse already. They call it the Stratoverse.
  9. Ever wished you could watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch? Now you can–although I don’t know why you’d want to.
  10. Wow! Thanks, Pharrell Williams!
  11. And wow! Thanks, Iron Maiden!
  12. Here’s a trailer for a documentary on Motley Crue’s Vince Neil.
  13. Some record executives have been arrested on drug trafficking charges.
  14. Is black metal just really surf music in disguise? You can make that case.
  15. Here are 31 ways to make money from your music.

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BONUS: Um…

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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