Random music news for Friday, October 7, 2022

If only I had room for this TV. I do have bandwidth for music news for October 7, 2022, though…

  1. The Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” plagiarism case continues. It’s another silly one.
  2. If you’re a parent, when do you let kids start having screen time? You might want to read this.
  3. Miss Crimea has been fined by Russia for singing a patriotic Ukrainian song.
  4. The secret buried master tape has been found! (This is a cool story.)
  5. What, exactly, is “immersive audio?” Here’s an explainer.
  6. Wow. This is painful.
  7. “The future of A&R is about scenes.” Discuss.
  8. There’s a big labour shortage affecting parts of the live music scene.
  9. Interesting: How Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” reshaped culture.
  10. Jay-Z has made an investment in pizza-making robots.
  11. Spotify has a new partnership with Delta Airlines.
  12. With the 40th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller coming up, there’s a new documentary in the works.
  13. Try this: A survey on the future of streaming.
  14. How about a Halloween costume from The Weeknd?
  15. Are AI tools a threat to real musicians? Maybe. Or maybe not.
  16. The 100 best karoake songs of all time. Discuss.

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BONUS: This little guy.

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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