Random music news for Friday, November 18, 2022

That’s a very good question. And here’s some very good music news for November 18, 2022.

  1. Elon says that Twitter Blue verification will return November 29. We’ll see.
  2. Here come the robots. In China, over 1,000 songs with AI vocals have been released. One of them already has 100 million streams.
  3. Spotify is now talking about video podcasts.
  4. Breakdancing is coming to the summer Olympics. Seriously.
  5. Imagine this being your RV next summer.
  6. Ticketmaster is in the crosshairs of the US government again.
  7. Study: 90% of musicians are worried that they won’t be able to afford food.
  8. That time Joan Rivers messed up a Beastie Boys introduction. (Via Tom)
  9. Interesting: The musical politics of Eurovision.
  10. If Ye really wants to be president, he may want to rethink his strategy.
  11. Goth Target? Yup.
  12. Need more Christmas music? Here you go.
  13. Yes, Notorious B.I.G. is still dead, but that won’t get in the way of the comeback.
  14. This Spotify rival is laying off almost a quarter of its workforce.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: I get it. (Via Tom again)

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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