Random music news for Thursday, July 21, 2022
“Mutant troops?” Like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or something? Best stick with music news for July 21, 2022.
- Someone died at The Weeknd’s world tour opening show in Philadelphia.
- Justin Bieber’s face is back to normal. His world tour has resumed.
- What qualifies as a “view” of a video these days? Read this.
- It is now possible to take a college course in the “masculinity of Harry Styles.”
- FIGHT LIST! The best Canadian bands of all time. (Via Tom)
- Chainsmokers in space. Really.
- Ozzy Osbourne is now walking a cane following his latest round of surgery.
- “American Pie,” the Don McLean song, is getting is own documentary.
- Christian rock has to make peace with the LGBTQ community. Here’s why.
- British music is doing very well in terms of exports. A new record was set last year.
- The Commonwealth Games start next week in Birmingham, England. Duran Duran and Tony Iomi will perform at the opening ceremonies.
- Music festivals are having a very unpredictable summer. Here’s why.
- Spotify is developing some AI-based tools that will hopefully suck users into creating music.
- And Shopify has a new partnership with YouTube as part of a move into “shoppable” innovations.
- Here’s the latest report on what’s happening with music licensing.
- This is good: A brief history of more than 30 recorded music formats.
BONUS: Coldplay sure knows how to use wristbands. (Via Sean)