Random music news for Saturday, February 19, 2022

Need someone to flirt with you? Try this AI voice actor. Sliding over to music news for February 19, 2022…

  1. RIP Dallas Good of The Sadies. He’d been recently diagnosed with a “coronary illness.” He was 48.
  2. Heavy Young Heathens has sued a US figure skating pair and NBC for “unauthorized use” of their song in their Olympic routine. Really?
  3. Spotify had a “technical glitch” that made podcasts unavailable–including Joe Rogan.
  4. Was Drake’s bitcoin Super Bowl bet illegal? Maybe.
  5. Here’s more on the collision between writing music and AI.
  6. Storm Eunice ripped up the roof of London’s O2 Arena.
  7. Amazon Music now has 55 million streaming users. Spotify should be concerned.
  8. Justin Bieber’s next world tour will promote things like voter registration, action on climate change, and criminal justice reform.
  9. The latest US “Notorious Markets Report” detailing countries that engage in piracy and counterfeiting is out. Not much about Canada this year.
  10. How about some 8-bit Miles Davis?
  11. Music for Olympic figure skating has come a long way.
  12. Iron Maiden plans to release some 40th anniversary commemorative cassettes.
  13. Healed by sound? Maybe.
  14. And how does music and art therapy work with brain disorders? Scientists are looking into it. (Via Andrew)

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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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