Random music news for Saturday, January 21, 2022

Maybe ChatGPT isn’t so smart after all. That somehow makes me feel better. Would some music news for January 21 make you feel better?

  1. Madonna fans in the UK are a little pissed–okay, very pissed–about ticket prices for her 40th anniversary tour.
  2. Fun: A history of broadcast hacks targeting radio and TV stations.
  3. To make ends meet, Twitter is selling off stuff from its HQ. A bird statue fetched US$100,000.
  4. Physicists have discovered what makes a song swing. (Via Geoff)
  5. Liam Gallagher claims that Noel has been calling him up “begging for forgiveness” since Noel split with his wife.
  6. Did you catch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Rick Rubin on 60 Minutes? Here it is.
  7. If you’re a radio person (and I know a lot of radio people from all over the world read this column, take a look at this possible future roadmap.
  8. Remember Vancouver’s Doug and the Slugs? There’s a new documentary about them.
  9. If Sting’s kids are hoping for an inheritance, they’re out of luck.
  10. The Rolling Stones are now on TikTok.
  11. Having trouble falling asleep at night? Maybe this analysis of Spotify “sleep music” may help.
  12. If you’re thinking about going back to school, how about a PhD in Electronic Music, Cultures, and Production?
  13. Are you a struggling musician? This new book might be able to help.
  14. Interested in a Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary edition? Go here.
  15. The price of Amazon Music is going up. Are the other streamers far behind?
  16. Kate Bush will soon release a book of lyrics. Select copies will contain a secret.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS BONUS: Back to ChatGPT for a second. How does it work?

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, January 21, 2022

  • January 23, 2023 at 9:45 am
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    The Doug and the Slugs doc is very well done. His story is pretty sad at the end of the day and this is a worthy tribute by a former neighbour.

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