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Random music news for Monday, March 4, 2024

How’s this for a piece of TV memorabilia: The restaurant booth from the final scene of The Sopranos is up for auction on eBay. And how’s this for music news for March 4, 2024?

  1. U2 wrapped up their run of 40 dates at The Sphere on Saturday. Larry Mullen Jr. was there.
  2. How useful are the various services when it comes to finding new artists? Here’s a study.
  3. Rhianna was paid US$5 million to perform at a pre-wedding party in India. She took a lot of luggage.
  4. And fans say that she pretty much phoned it in.
  5. Apple Music has a new personal “Heavy Rotation” mix feature.
  6. Meanwhile, there’s something new called “Spotify Sound Psychic.” Here’s how it works.
  7. Imagine Dragons now have ten songs with more than one billion Spotify streams.
  8. Interesting: Three radio vets look at the state of Canadian radio.
  9. There is real concern that the British live music scene is on the verge of collapse.
  10. This kid is 11. ELEVEN!
  11. A new study find that 38% of songs on TikTok are “modified.” That means they’re pitch- and speed-altered. Why is that a big deal? Because this technique is often used to obscure the real song so royalties can be diverted to somone else.
  12. A legitimate question: Could Swifties or Trekkies decide the US president election?
  13. Why is Taylor Swift only playing Singapore when it comes to all of southeast Asia? Oh.
  14. No surprise: Taylor Swift is the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time. But who are her closest competitor? Here you go.
  15. If it weren’t for concert films by Taylor Swift and Beyonce, AMC Theatres would have struggled. (AMC is also tweaking the way we watch movies.)]
  16. Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead has announced an eight-hour organ composition. Yes, eight hours. It’s called “268 Hours of Reverb.”
  17. When Elton John and Bernie Taupin are awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize, one of the performers honouring at the ceremony will be…Metallica.

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BONUS: Is this real? You never know these days.

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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