Random music news for Saturday, November 12, 2022

Well, that’s one way to take a stand on climate change. And here’s one way to look at music news for November 12, 2022.

  1. Tesla has applied for some telecom licenses in Canada. Here’s why.
  2. Lorde is the latest performer to explain how difficult it is to tour in 2022.
  3. A celebration of life was held for murdered Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis last week. It was a nice day for a party, wasn’t it?
  4. Spotify has redesigned its Apple Watch app.
  5. Speaking of Spotify, is it the next company to start laying off people? Maybe.
  6. Spotify is testing a new billing system for its app on Android.
  7. Apple Music beta–the web version–adds a “live lyrics” feature.
  8. The new MSG Sphere being built in Las Vegas will cost at least US$2.175 billion. It had better be one helluva music venue.
  9. This sounds like a musical version of a heavyweight fight in Las Vegas: U2 vs. Garth Brooks. (Via Raven)
  10. Cool! The sound of the Earth’s core has some pretty gnarly bass. (Via Larry)
  11. Remember the soundtracks from all those John Hughes films? They still resonate.
  12. Like deep, clear bass out of your headphones? These apparently take things to the next level.
  13. Billy Corgan has some thoughts on parenting.
  14. This AI company called Boomy says it has now created 10 million unique songs.
  15. SoundHound, the Shazam competitor, has announced layoffs.
  16. I was on The Musician’s Insider podcast. Listen here.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Here’s an NPR interview with Bono about his memoir, Songs of Surrender.

BONUS BONUS: UK retailer John Lewis always has some very touching Christmas adverts. Here’s one for 2022 featuring an altered version of Blink-182’s “All the Small Things.”

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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