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Random music news for Thursday, June 30, 2022

Who’s rocket was this? No one knows. I do know something about music news for June 30, 2022, though.

  1. R Kelly will be spending the next 30 years in jail.
  2. This Nine Inch Nails fan went after someone with some brass knuckles.
  3. Drake just sold his YOLO mansion in California for US$3 million under asking. But don’t cry for him because…
  4. …one in every 60 music streams in the US last week was Drake. (The raw number of Drake streams was 257.1 million. In a week.)
  5. Streaming is the future of music. (As if we didn’t know that already.)
  6. The US has seized some music piracy domains that were being used in Brazil.
  7. PJ Harvey has written a novel.
  8. The weirdness of Avril Lavigne’s clone TikTok.
  9. Like sound effects? Then you’ll find this to be a lot of fun.
  10. Back to real estate: Bon Jovi sold his NYC penthouse for US$22 million.
  11. Wanna rent Dolly Parton’s tour bus? You can!
  12. All the Weezer GIFs you could ever want in one place.
  13. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club now has their own whisky. They call it Motor Oil.
  14. What does radio know about Gen Z? Not enough, apparently.
  15. Here’s one way to deal with the haters.
  16. And this was…odd. It’s Britney Spears “Toxic” with death metal vocals. By a choir.

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BONUS: Monster truck. Swamp. Fail.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, June 30, 2022

  • re #9 and sound effects

    Erasure has a pretty cool newsletter and if you like any of the works done by Andy, Vince et al, you might find some of their various releases of sounds interesting. I don’t pay attention to how often they get mentioned in the newsletter, I just know that I’ve got a number of zip files downloaded from their library and various .zip files over the years.


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