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Random music news for Monday, April 22, 2024

Want real underground sounds? Talk to this guy. You want music news? Here you for April 22, 2024.

  1. Has Hipgnosis been sold to Concord? Not so fast.
  2. Canadian artists were discovered more than three billion times on Spotify last year.
  3. Have you heard about this new generation of music streaming companies? They do business with artists differently.
  4. There’s a new survey about how the public perceives AI in the media. Here are the results.
  5. And AI is now writing reviews. What could possibly go wrong?
  6. Will the US Government force ByteDance to sell TikTok or have it banned? A bill is fast-tracking that.
  7. Randy Bachman is planning to auction off 200 of his guitars. (Via Christopher)
  8. The University of Toronto is the latest to offer a Taylor Swift course.
  9. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift scholars (yes, there’s such a thing) have this to say about her new album.
  10. How music can transform our brains.
  11. Monday timesuck: Six short stories about musicians. (Via Christopher)
  12. Could the music industry break into two pieces? Here’s how that theory works. (Via Bobby)
  13. If you need some Taylor Swift drama, go here.
  14. Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon is slowing inching to 1,000 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
  15. How many times a day do you check your phone? This many?
  16. How can you possible rack up a roaming bill of US$143,000? This guy did.
  17. Why can’t the music industry wrap its head around mental health? Listen to this.
  18. Which group listens to audio the most? Sports fans.

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BONUS: Want to live to 111? Eat more fish and chips.

BONUS BONUS: Anyone got one of these t-shirts that they’d like to sell? I may have a buyer for you.

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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