Random music news for Thursday, December 2, 2021

Well, I picked a grand time to leave the country, what with all the sudden new travel restrictions. I can get OUT of Canada fine. Let’s see what it’ll be like getting back IN next week. Whilst I fret about that, here’s music news for December 2, 2021.

  1. Justin Bieber has turned into a weapon in a dispute with Saudi Arabia.
  2. And here we go: Baby Shark NFTs.
  3. Into vinyl? Then this Canadian doc will appeal to you. (Via Moe)
  4. Five families who saw people killed during the Astroworld festival have turned down Travis Scott’s offer to pay for their funerals.
  5. The saga of The Bangles and Prince.
  6. Apple Music named The Weeknd as Global Artist of the Year.
  7. How music created silicon valley. Discuss.
  8. How, exactly, do music algorithms work? Read this.
  9. This 3D-printed guitar is made from recycled sawdust. I wonder what it sounds like?
  10. Raptors coach Nick Nurse has some interesting tastes in music. (Via Andrew)
  11. Wait: This TikToker is making six figures a day using Excel?
  12. Okay. I’ll admit that I laughed at this.
  13. Want to make US$200K? Give your face and voice to a robot.
  14. Where will we end up with streaming? Check this out. (Via Bobby

BONUS: One day, this will go BOOM!

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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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