Random music news for Saturday, January 8, 2022

Not watching the Golden Globes this weekend? No one is. No one can. Let’s now try some music news for January 8, 2022.

  1. The latest artist to sell their music catalogue is John Legend.
  2. Oh, and so did Christian singer-songwriter Matt Redman.
  3. Bad Bunny held a concert in Puerto Rico that turned into a superspreader event.
  4. Bob Dylan is dealing with a weird sexual assault lawsuit that…weird.
  5. Which artists will break through in 2022? The BBC has some thoughts.
  6. CD sales in the US showed an increase in 2021. That’s the first time since 2004.
  7. Kanye going way to far with something? You don’t say.
  8. And what’s it like to date Kanye? Read this essay from someone who knows.
  9. Elvis Costello isn’t all that impressed with his OBE.
  10. Taylor Smith has one more chance to get the plagiarism lawsuit involving “Shaking it Off” to go away.
  11. Looking for a turntable? Check out this new model from Cambridge Audio.
  12. The Irish government has a new plan to pay 2,000 artists a basic income.
  13. G2 Esports has launched a record label.
  14. Probably too much information, Gene.
  15. Into the British heavy metal of the early 80s? Then you’ll want to read this new book when it arrives in February.

BONUS: It’s been 525,600 minutes since the insurrection at the US Capitol. (Via Sean)

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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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