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Random music news for Saturday, August 19, 2023

This explains where we are with AI. Sounds like NFTs and Web3, right? Moving to music news for August 19, 2023.

  1. It looks like Britney Spears’ divorce is going to get ugly.
  2. RIP Gary Young, the original drummer for Pavement. He was 70.
  3. What’s ailing The Boss?
  4. TikTok is aiming to be the MTV of the 21st century. Discuss.
  5. Megadeth is in Wargaming’s virtual metal music festival, Metal Fest.
  6. Bleachers is filming a documentary about being on tour. Take a look. (Via Sean)
  7. SiriusXM has a serious royalty lawsuit on its hands.
  8. Meta is blocking the wrong sites in its fight against Canada’s Bill C-18.
  9. There’s a movement to name Highway 400 in Ontario after Gordon Lightfoot.
  10. A century of radio in Hamilton: This is a good history for anyone who loves the medium.
  11. There are fans, superfans, and super-duper fans–like this guy.
  12. Ooo. System of a Down vs. Imagine Dragons.
  13. A good question: Why isn’t hip-hop as big live as it is with streaming?
  14. What’s “Fizz?” University students seem to like it.
  15. Drake just gave a Birkin bag to a fan because…well, we’re not sure. To be nice?
  16. Avid, the company that makes Pro Tools, has been sold.
  17. Interesting: Eavesdropping on the sounds of the ocean. (Sean again)
  18. Apple isn’t going to like this: replaceable iPhone batteries. (Still more Sean)

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BONUS: Just in case you don’t have enough to worry about this weekend, there’s this.

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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2 thoughts on “Random music news for Saturday, August 19, 2023

  • The article about Hamilton radio is fascinating although certainly not complete. Being from Burlington, I listened to CKOC a lot as a young lad on the old transistor radio. I have stumbled upon 92.9 The Grand in recent months which reminds me a lot of the old CKOC format. Getting my daily dose of Lighthouse, Stampeders, BTO, Chilliwack, Ian Thomas and…well you get the idea.

    Radio has always been my favourite form of media. I can listen to a game, music or even old-time radio theatre and not get sucked into watching something where I sink into my sofa for hours on end. Hope this form of media never dies.


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