Random music news for Thursday, November 17, 2022

On my way to Edmonton today to present this. It looks like it’s going to be a sellout, so thank you Edmonton! Meanwhile, music news for November 17, 2022, continues as usual.

  1. First, Twitter fired half the staff (~7,500 people). Then Meta dropped 11,000 employees. Now Amazon is ready to lay off 10,000 people.
  2. Taylor Swift 1, Ticketmaster 0.
  3. This could be the weirdest iPhone accessory: It’s an ear wax busting kit.
  4. Ten years ago, we were talking about something the Infinite Jukebox. How did that turn out?
  5. Are these the crankiest musicians of all time? (Via Michael)
  6. Got an iPhone and find yourself in an emergency? Good news.
  7. Could Google’s latest spam update be bad for music websites? Maybe.
  8. One-eighth of the world–mostly young people–are at risk of hearing loss. This isn’t good. Obviously.
  9. Handy: How to dress like a rock star.
  10. That’s a VHS tape, kid. Be thankful that you never had to deal with them.
  11. Mariah Carey will not be able to call herself “Queen of Christmas.” Good.
  12. Has streaming killed the one-hit-wonder? Discuss.
  13. Too broke to play: How touring is turning musicians penniless.”
  14. There are too many songs, part 1.
  15. There are too many songs, part 2.

More Music news? Check here.

BONUS: How about a little Brian Johnson vocal deconstruction? ( Via Larry)

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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