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Random music news for Saturday, June 24, 2023

What the hell is this? My brain is broken. I’ll be more gentle with music news for June 24, 2023.

  1. How big of a problem is stream manipulation? Big. Very big.
  2. On the same topic (ish), the company that makes fake Drake streams raised US$20 million for R&D.
  3. Meanwhile, over at Glastonbury.
  4. And on that topic, here’s the setlist for the “secret” Foo Fighters appearance.
  5. Fair trade sustainable headphones? Yes.
  6. Scooter Braun wanted to sell Taylor Swift her masters. So…why doesn’t she own them?
  7. American radio still doesn’t want to properly pay for the use of music.
  8. Meet Clone John McEnroe, one of the AI announcers that could be coming to Wimbledon tennis coverage very soon.
  9. “No, I’m not quitting rock,” says Rod Stewart.
  10. This is concerning: Hamilton’s Mohawk College is suspending its first-year journalism course. No one wants to enroll. And they’re not alone, either. Loyalist College, Humber College, and the University of Regina have done similar things.
  11. Speaking of journalism, here’s an article on the history of Toronto’s Now magazine.
  12. Here’s an option: A course in Taylor Swift.
  13. Howard Stern vs. Pat Robertson.
  14. Live Nation has launched a pop-up venue on Ottawa called YOW Stage.
  15. New data shows that AM/FM radio still reaches 86% or Canadians either over-the-air or via streaming. Details here.
  16. Laurier University is getting deeper into music therapy.
  17. Look who’s living in Trent Reznor’s old house in New Orleans.
  18. Kesha and Dr. Luke have finally settled their years-old sexual assault and defamation fight.
  19. Relax, Beatles fans. Let’s get Macca to explain things again.
  20. You do NOT want this guy for a neighbour.

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BONUS: The Simpsons do it again. They predicted the Titanic submarine disappearance.

BONUS BONUS: Like roller coasters? Hang on. This is pretty cool.

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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