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Random music news for Monday, February 6, 2023

This shows everything that’s wrong with income disparity in the world. A bottle of water that costs US$4.7 million? Wow. And now, an egalitarian look at music news for February 6, 2023.

  1. It’s now Coachella vs. Moechella.
  2. The Foo Fighters have added yet another festival gig for 2023. Still no news on a drummer.
  3. Sorry, Johnny. No Eurovision for you.
  4. Now that the Grammys are over, will winning have any impact on streams? It depends.
  5. Did you watch the Grammys? Notice anything about the height of the microphones?
  6. More than 100 million people tried ChatGPT last month.
  7. Could the US ban TikTok? Yes, but it wouldn’t be easy.
  8. Interesting: DIY artists account for a quarter of Spotify’s streams.
  9. The US Government is watching Ticketmaster when it comes to Beyonce tickets.
  10. Convicted pedophile Garry Glitter has been released from jail after serving half of his 16-year sexual abuse sentence.
  11. What would a Prince/Shania Twain collaboration sounded like? It almost happened.
  12. The story behind the fadeout on songs.
  13. The Springsteen fanzine Backstreets has shut down. Fans call this the “end of an era.”
  14. Copperhead Dog.” Hey, I laughed. (Via Tom)
  15. An electric ukulele? Sure. Why not? (Via Rick J)
  16. Oh, dear.
  17. Yay, Ukraine!

BONUS: Great. Something else to worry about.

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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