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Random music news for Thursday, March 3, 2022

Pro-Russian hackers got punked by one of their own. Good. Here’s what I have for music news for March 3, 2022.

  1. Apple has halted all sales of product in Russian. No more iPhones for you, Vlad.
  2. Marilyn Manson has sued ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood for defamation, distress, and–wait for it–impersonating the FBI.
  3. Universal Music bought Bob Dylan’s music for hundreds of millions of dollars. They’re now making NFTs with him.
  4. The US signals that they’re going to crack down on social media platforms when it comes to targeting children. That means TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube are on notice.
  5. This is really nerdy, but worth slogging through: Rebundling the Audio Value Chain.
  6. When Adele does start her Las Vegas residency, it might be at a different venue.
  7. Can you mash up Danzig with Donna Summer? Yes, you can. Behold DONZIG!
  8. Kanye can’t find a divorce attorney he likes. He’s fired another one.
  9. How did Peter Jackson make the music sound so good for the Beatles Get Back documentary? By consulting with this guy.
  10. Bandcamp has been bought by Epic Games.
  11. Ted Nugent is being an idiot again.
  12. Randy Newman has a broken neck?
  13. Does Apple have a plan for us to access the metaverse with special contact lenses? Maybe.
  14. Apple’s next event is coming up Tuesday. What will they reveal?
  15. There’s now an opera version of The Shining. No, really.

BONUS: How to play the piano remotely.

Alan Cross

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