Random music news for Thursday, August 25, 2022
You don’t want to be a weather forecaster in Hungary. Here’s why. Meanwhile, I can vouch for this music news for August 25, 2022.
- Police in Stockholm found a bag containing a bomb during an annual music festival.
- If you’re an artist and you’re not paying attention to the metadata included with your music, you’re throwing money away–and you could be subject to fraud. Read this and this.
- I like this: Streaming service Tidal has a new “learning hub” of playlists they call “Music School.” If you want to learn about certain genres, this is perfect.
- YouTube has a new “explore” page for podcasts.
- Someone has created a map of podcast recommendations on Spotify. It’s colourful.
- But then there’s Nēdl (pronounced “needle,” I think) that’s an audio search engine. It searches audio instead of text. Cool.
- Jerry Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly and The Crickets (and co-writer of “Peggy Sue”) has died at the age of 82.
- Hey, Donald Trump! Eddie Grant is still gunning for you over the use of “Electric Avenue.”
- Pavement (as in the band) pierogi (as in the food.) Yum?
- Elton John’s next musical is based on Tammy Faye Baker. Wait–what?
- Don’t bother leaving the radio on for your dog when you leave the house. It’s probably just annoying. But if you do leave the radio on, Mozart is best.
- Interesting that “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence, first released in 2003, is a top song on the UK iTunes chart for some reason.
- Tommy Lee on a bender? You’re kidding. I can’t imagine that.
- These rock and metal bands all made appearances on kids’ TV shows.
- Wanna buy a Bee Gees Rolls-Royce? One is up for auction.
- Owning media is now an act of countercultural defiance. Discuss.
BONUS: If you miss vintage video games, you need to look at this.
One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, August 25, 2022”
Amazon does not allow the library to purchase ANY of their own Kindle book authors for rentals at the library systems. Book publishers charge upwards of 40 bucks PER E-BOOK to the library systems and that is not permanent ownership. It’s all dependent upon the publisher. There are numerous sources online that you can review to learn more on this topic. (and that’s just books, there are ecosystems for music and video as well in the library systems)
Don’t buy into the subscription model for podcasts, streaming music, etc. OWN what you have. Keep redundant backups of what you have in multiple formats. Just because that vintage cassette you bought off discogs works today doesn’t mean it will work tomorrow. (I know, preaching to the choir here.) Shutting up now. And don’t steal music for gods sake. I don’t care if the band you hold near and dear is richer than god (don’t read the $$ numbers), support them anyways. At some point in your lifetime, they will stop touring and you’ll regret them not being around or making music or they will get hit by a bus or whatever. Make sure they make the money to support the ecosystem they live in. Even when the evil empire(s) get some or we support bad habits and bad behaviour – we all have our lines in the sand…..
But the author is right – it IS a countercultultural act of defiance. Think of all the losers who aren’t going to have ANYTHING when the evil empires decide to wipe out their cloud account on a random whim.
Support your local library system!
Support your local derby girl!
and of course, Support music always!