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Random music news for Saturday, April 9, 2022

I gotta get me one of these anti-Putin pro-Ukraine t-shirts. And this one is cool, too. (Via Oreo). Now let’s get into music news for April 9, 2022.

  1. Could Ukraine win Eurovision this year? They’re the bookies’ favourites.
  2. Rapper Kid Creole (NOT Kidd Creole of Kidd Creole and the Coconut; this guy was a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five) has been found guilty of manslaughter.
  3. Did this year’s Grammy Awards have any effect on streaming numbers? Let’s find out.
  4. “My Life with Kurt Cobain.” Discuss.
  5. And then there’s this: Kurt’s final days are being turned into–wait for it–an opera.
  6. Plus there’s going to be a TikTok musical. It’s been commissioned by TikTok. Of course.
  7. Rihanna is officially a billionaire.WiFi 7: It should be pretty fast.
  8. Here’s a look at legendary record executive Clive Davis. He’s now 90 years old.
  9. A good read: “The broken record: How the music industry is making sense of uncertainty and change.”
  10. Booking agents had a helluva time during COVID. Here’s how one agency adapted and changed.
  11. Meanwhile, musicians are still questioning their career choices now.]
  12. The guitar solo lives!
  13. What are you doing, Ed Sheeran?
  14. The government of Ireland is paying musicians a basic wage so they can be musicians.

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