Random music news for Saturday, September 24, 2022

Imagine being able to lose US$71 billion and still be okay. That’s the situation with Mark Zuckerberg. Try to comprehend that as you skim through music news for September 24, 2022.

  1. The Story of Anvil is getting a theatrical re-release 13 years after its original release.
  2. More and more artists are canceling tours to protect their physical and mental health. Good.
  3. Another posthumous honour for Bowie.
  4. Vinyl sales are pretty much flat in Canada so far this year, but in the US, they’re up 22%.
  5. Liam Gallagher is hinting at forming a new group featuring John Squire of The Stone Roses.
  6. The Slaight Family just gave $10 million(!!!) to the Unison Fund to help the situation with retiring musicians.
  7. Canada is extending the term of copyright protection from 50 to 70 years, bringing us in line with a lot of other countries.
  8. Pluto TV, a free ad-supported streaming service, is coming to Canada on December 1.
  9. Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival, one of Canada’s great summertime events, is broke. They’re looking for a loan.
  10. There’s now a streaming music service just for classical music. If that’s your thing, take a look at Symphony.
  11. Are you a Gord Downie fan? Then look at this. (Via Larry)
  12. How could people NOT have guessed?
  13. Is Apple thinking of creating its own search engine so it can cut ties with Google? Maybe.
  14. This is pretty inside baseball when it comes to tracking radio and records, but it could shake up the music charts.
  15. A good interview with Canadian producer and musician Daniel Lanois.

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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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