Random music news for Thursday, June 2, 2022

This protestor set himself on fire. People took selfies. Let’s move to something less weird with music news for June 2, 2022.

  1. Just as the jury started deliberating in the Jacob Hoggard sexual assault trial (some extra details here), another person has come forward with allegations.
  2. It’s not just Halsey. Artists are getting fed up with feeding TikTok.
  3. Still with TikTok, let’s take a look at what happens when a song goes viral.
  4. Meanwhile, let’s take a closer look at Pink Floyd’s decision to license their music to the platform.
  5. Wrapped up in the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial? Try this. (Via Oreo)
  6. We’re not even through 2022 yet and Tears for Fears is being touted for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2023.
  7. There’s a crisis in Las Vegas as Elvis impersonators have been banned from performing in wedding chapels.
  8. Rappers are coming up with some really interesting ways to distribute music.
  9. The White House has a forgotten cache of 70s vinyl.
  10. Queen Elizabeth, unwilling pop song.
  11. How can we solve the mental health crisis with musicians?
  12. Things are a lot different backstage with The Rolling Stones today than they were back in the 70s.
  13. I loved Girls5eva. I approve of this.
  14. Check out this kid-friendly synth. Might be a good investment in your budding musician.
  15. The Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith has an art exhibition coming up.
  16. There’s now a Blue Rodeo Drive in Toronto.
  17. I appeared in another podcast this week. You can listen here.

BONUS: Need a new microwave? Watch this first.

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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