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Random music news for Monday, February 28, 2022

Recent timeline: 2020, COVID; 2021, COVID part 2; 2022, war in Europe. Can we get a break, please? Moving to music news for February 28, 2022..

  1. The first six Van Halen albums are going to be re-released as “super high-fidelity box sets.
  2. It’s Metal’s Time for Eurovision.” I’m all for that.
  3. AJR has canceled their Russian concert date because–well, duh.
  4. A Putin-supported classical conductor has been removed from a US tour.
  5. Spotify’s stock price continues to tank. It’s bad.
  6. Amazon Music keeps growing. Spotify and Apple Music can hear it coming over their shoulders.
  7. Why do I think that this app is going to run into music licensing problems? They’re claiming “fair use,” which could be a problem.
  8. There’s another company looking to buy up song catalogues. The difference is that Influence Media will concentrate on female and diverse artists.
  9. A Tina Turner tribute act beat the real Tina Turner in court.
  10. A member of the band Make Them Suffer has left the group over allegations over sexual assault. The twist? The accused person is a woman.
  11. Some tech-savvy Kanye fans figured out a way to listen to his Donda 2 album without spending $200 on his Stem player.
  12. This would have freaked out Foo Fighters fans.
  13. Love cassettes? Take a look at this. (Via Darren)
  14. Here’s how South Koreans deal with noisy neighbours.
  15. Kanye has already updated his Donda 2 album for those with his Stem players.
  16. An LA house designed by Quincy Jones is up for sale.
  17. Interesting: The “truth” behind Milli Vanilli.

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Alan Cross

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