Random music news for Saturday, December 17, 2022

  1. We will get the nominees for the 2023 Juno Awards on January 31. The Junos ceremony will be in Edmonton.
  2. Kanye West is nuts. But you knew that, right? Check this out. And his love for Hitler apparently goes back at least 20 years.
  3. Hate crimes are on the rise in the US. The LAPD thinks that Kanye is part of the problem.
  4. Deepfakes on TIkTok has become a problem for Billie Eilish.
  5. There are promising results with sound and light treatments for Alzheimer’s.
  6. This isn’t sexy music, but it’s heard by billions–and it’s very, very profitable.
  7. There’s a discussion on Reddit about some f*ckery that Apple commits with certain music files on your device. Can anyone shed some light on this?
  8. Have you tried out Sing on Apple Music yet? Here’s a taste of that karaoke service.
  9. TikTok is testing a full-screen horizontal mode.
  10. Iman, David Bowie’s widow, reflects on his death.
  11. The mysterious songs of the dinosaurs. Actual dinosaurs.
  12. Well, there’s a meaningless award.
  13. The theme from HBO’s The White Lotus has become a dancefloor hit.
  14. A not-so-short history of Taylor Swift’s boyfriends.
  15. A survey says that 65% of DJs don’t play their favourite music at gigs. (And they shouldn’t. The goal is to keep the dancefloor going by playing whatever it takes.)
  16. Depressed? Then maybe you need a dose of sadcore.
  17. Here’s an explanation as to why we’re seeing so many layoffs in the media sector.
  18. These might be the greatest Christmas albums of all time.
  19. Gift ideas? The best music books of 2022.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: The top holiday toys from the year in which you were born. This goes all the way back to 1920.

BONUS BONUS: What if we to take the rhyme of Elf of a Shelf and expand it? Follow this thread.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Saturday, December 17, 2022

  • December 17, 2022 at 11:18 am

    With regards to Apple Music and your music files, this is not new. At the same time, as always with Reddit (and any social media), you need to take things with a grain of salt. When I listen to my own music on my Apple device, it is a song from the iTunes library, and not my rip from a CD or whatever. On my iMac, though, the version of the song that I uploaded is still the same. In other words, if I try to listen to Sloan’s 4 Nights at the Palais Royale on my iPhone, I’ll just get the studio versions of the songs. On my iMac, I still can listen to the live versions that I ripped from the CDs. Same with the mono versions of from the mono box set from The Beatles — on my iPhone I will hear the stereo version of the songs, but the mono mixes are still on my computer.


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