Music News

Random music news for Monday, July 3, 2023

  1. How bad are things with Madonna and her health? Pretty, pretty, pretty bad.
  2. The Bay City Rollers were one of the biggest boy bands of their era. A new doc tells of how the members were sexually exploited by their manager.
  3. Using PowerPoint or Keynote for your presentations? Canva, an online design tool, now allows users to legally add copyrighted music from Warner and Merlin.
  4. Meanwhile, a company called Splash has revealed its text-to-music AI-powered creation tool.
  5. Spotify now has over 100,000 video podcasts.
  6. The battle to keep AM radio in electric vehicles keeps ramping up.
  7. Looking for new sounds for your music? Take a look at this. (Via Andrew)
  8. Can a robot conduct an orchestra? Yes. Yes, it can.
  9. How do you “accidentally” spend $10,000 on Taylor Swift tickets?
  10. No, not that Ice Cube. But it would be cool if it was. (Via Andrew)
  11. Rolling Stone has picked the 50 best Canadian artists of all time. Discuss. (Via Darren)
  12. Feeling thrashy? Take a look at this doc on the German thrash metal scene.
  13. A member of Insane Clown Posse in a reality TV show? Yes.
  14. If you’re a fan of Queens of the Stone Age, yoiu’ll want to look at this early, early concert footage.
  15. Wait–what?

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BONUS: A robot dog with a flamethrower. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

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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