Random music news for Thursday, December 8, 2022

Long flight back home today (Bali-Singapore-LA-Toronto) with no stopovers. And all in regular economy, too. I’ll need a chiropractor as soon as we land. I did managed to compile some music news for December 8, 2022, along the way, though.

  1. Outraged by Kanye’s crazy antisemitism and want his music pulled from all streaming platforms? There’s a petition.
  2. If you’re an Apple Music user, you’ll want to find out your listening habits for 2022. Here’s how.
  3. Speaking of Apple, they’ve got a new karaoke-like feature with Apple Music.
  4. One more: The Apple Car–yes, it’s still in development–might show up in 2026.
  5. Pogues’ singer Shane MacGowan has been hospitalized. He hasn’t been well for a while.
  6. Oh gawd. The Nevermind baby lawsuit just won’t go away. There have been new developments.
  7. Jim Stewart, the founder of Stax Records, has died at the age of 92.
  8. Deadmaus has just made some good money from getting into the metaverse verse. Here’s how.
  9. Why are the most popular Christmas songs sad and slow?
  10. It’s been an interesting year for Spotify for at least 17 reasons.
  11. So you wanna be a TikTok star, do you? Here’s what you’ll need to do.
  12. That time in 1972 when Neil Young went into a record store and found a Neil Young bootleg…
  13. This article looks back on the enormous influence of the Sony Walkman. (Via Andrew)
  14. If you’re an artist and you’re ready to start a fan club, here are some tips.

BONUS: You gotta watch this all the way to the end. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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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