Random music news for Thursday, May 26, 2022

Japan continues to lead the world in vending machine technology. And this site does pretty good for music news on May 26, 2022.

  1. For his next act, will Elon Musk save the music industry?
  2. Apparently, Kayne’s 2020 presidential campaign was defrauded for thousands of dollars.
  3. TikTok posts have gone from 60 seconds to three minutes, and now ten minutes. Hey, YouTube! You watching this? Hey, it’s the new MTV.
  4. Aerosmith has had to cancel its summer Las Vegas residency dates because Steven Tyler has gone to rehab.
  5. Scallops like disco lights. Who knew?
  6. Is this the next generation of radio technology?
  7. Will the heirs of those musicians who sold off their catalogues get them back in 35 years? Maybe.
  8. If you’re a fan of the Smashing Pumpkins, you need to look at this old tape.
  9. DAD! NO!
  10. What will be the future of AI and music? Could be good. Could be bad.
  11. Adele fans are pissed at Adele. Here’s why.
  12. A study by the BBC found that 13% of the headliners booked at UK festivals are women.
  13. Jarvis Cocker now has a memoir.
  14. Parents in the US might soon have the right to sue if their kid ends up with a social media addiction.
  15. Iggy Pop was a winner of the Polar Music Prize.

BONUS: Seth MacFarlane is one helluva voice artist.

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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