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Random music news for Saturday, March 9, 2024

This guy has had 217 COVID booster shots. Overkill, yes–but he’s fine. Let’s have a shot of music news for March 9, 2024.

  1. There’s a new call for the Canadian government to help musicians to receive more royalties.
  2. New stat: Only 19% of artists had over 1,000 monthly listeners in 2023.
  3. It looks like there will be a law requiring all vehicles sold in the United States to have an AM radio.
  4. What are the rules for gold and platinum singles in Canada? They’ve changed.
  5. A new bill has been introduced on behalf of musicians in the US: It’s the Living Wage for Musicians Act.
  6. Could more music be stripped away from TikTok? Maybe. Here’s why.
  7. FIGHT! Who has the best voice, a man or a woman?
  8. Meta says it’s now interested in our mental health with this new thing called Headspace.
  9. There’s a royalty fight between Linkin Park and a former bass player.
  10. Hitachi sent me a press release about the technology it used for The Sphere in Las Vegas. It contained this phrase: “The system handles over 400 gigabytes a second of throughput at sub 5 milliseconds of latency and a 12-bit color display at a 444 subsampling.” That’s unbelievable.
  11. Harrison Ford had a colonoscopy. He was treated to some special music.
  12. Skynet: Closer than we thought.
  13. How does an unsigned artist get their music on the radio? I did this interview.
  14. Ben Folds has one of the coolest ideas of coming up with a set list for his tours.
  15. And you really believe that an artist is going on a farewell tour? No.

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BONUS: Would you like some royal underwear? Someone paid US$250,000 for some of Harry’s.

BONUS BONUS: Speaking of famous people, what are they doing, like, right now?

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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