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Random music news for Monday, January 15, 2024

Start your week with this: Where did the “H” in “Jesus H. Christ” come from? Here’s your answer. And here’s music news for January 15, 2024.

  1. CES 2024 is over. Radio was very present.
  2. And CES 2024 will be remember for the year the dog piano was introduced. You read that correctly.
  3. Universal Music is set to cut “hundreds of jobs” this quarter even though the label is seeing giant profits. What do they see in the future that would have them do this?
  4. Morrissey says that there’s a media conspiracy to erase him from The Smiths.
  5. Prince’s heirs are fighting in court again, once again proving that everyone needs to make a will.
  6. Singer FKA Twigs has a beef with British censors over a Calvin Klein ad.
  7. Welsh band Super Furry Animals once owned a tank. Like, a military tank. They sold it to The Eagles.
  8. There are two new initiatives to fight sexual abuse in the music industry.
  9. So what do Liam Gallagher and John Squire have planned? A psych resurrection of sorts.
  10. This book will be out in about six months: 1999: The Year the Record Industry Lost Control. I’ve pre-ordered my copy.
  11. Google is making some changes to Google Assistant.
  12. New music from Creed? Possibly.
  13. Ray-Ban is taking a run at smart glasses.
  14. Heavy metal weather report. (Via Andrew)
  15. What are the best and worst months for releasing music? Here you go.
  16. Which artists’ lyrics are quoted most in social media posts? Now we know.
  17. Still one of the greatest turntables ever invented.
  18. The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” has become the first song to have four billion streams on Spotify.

BONUS: Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for a twelfth and final season February 4. Here’s a trailer.

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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