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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.

  1. Someone died at The Weeknd’s world tour opening show in Philadelphia.
  2. Justin Bieber’s face is back to normal. His world tour has resumed.
  3. What qualifies as a “view” of a video these days? Read this.
  4. It is now possible to take a college course in the “masculinity of Harry Styles.”
  5. FIGHT LIST! The best Canadian bands of all time. (Via Tom)
  6. Chainsmokers in space. Really.
  7. Ozzy Osbourne is now walking a cane following his latest round of surgery.
  8. “American Pie,” the Don McLean song, is getting is own documentary.
  9. Christian rock has to make peace with the LGBTQ community. Here’s why.
  10. British music is doing very well in terms of exports. A new record was set last year.
  11. The Commonwealth Games start next week in Birmingham, England. Duran Duran and Tony Iomi will perform at the opening ceremonies.
  12. Music festivals are having a very unpredictable summer. Here’s why.
  13. Spotify is developing some AI-based tools that will hopefully suck users into creating music.
  14. And Shopify has a new partnership with YouTube as part of a move into “shoppable” innovations.
  15. Here’s the latest report on what’s happening with music licensing.
  16. This is good: A brief history of more than 30 recorded music formats.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Coldplay sure knows how to use wristbands. (Via Sean)

Alan Cross

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