Random music news for Thursday, February 3, 2022

Simon Cowell shouldn’t be allowed on e-bikes anymore. It’s not good for him. Over to music news for February 3, 2022.

  1. Sony Music had a MONSTER quarter. Once again, revenue was driven by streaming.
  2. YouTube ad revenue in 2021 grew by 46% to US$28.8 billion.
  3. Spotify gave a financial report yesterday. Subscriptions, users, and revenue are up.
  4. Coachella is offering lifetime special access to the ultrarich using NFTs.
  5. The video for “Bring Me to Life” from Evanescence has blown past one billion views on YouTube.
  6. We apparently spent 70% of our time on mobile devices on social media.
  7. There’s a lost Snoop Dogg dog.
  8. Police in Pakistan want this mobile game banned.
  9. Adele says that she WILL perform at The Brits after initially pulling out.
  10. Stressed? Try these piano pieces.
  11. Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s one-time manager and a tech futurologist, has these predictions for the future of music streaming.
  12. SONOS headphones? Maybe.
  13. Should you ever find yourself in LA, here are some rock and metal landmarks you might want to visit. (Via Tom)
  14. A vintage record led to the arrest of a “most wanted” fugitive.
  15. The rock photographer and the Jewish bakery: This is weird.

More news? Look here.

BONUS: You. Have Got To. Be. S****ing. Me.

BONUS BONUS: What if Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” had been performed in the 1920s?

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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