Random music news for Thursday, November 3, 2022

Anyone else find it disturbing that scientists can’t figure out how AI works? What could possibly go wrong? Ponder that as you scroll through music news for November 3, 2022.

  1. Elton John has a new musical based on…Tammy Faye Bakker? The crying phony evangelist? Yep.
  2. Music piracy is still alive. Here’s proof.
  3. Spotify is ingesting 100,000 songs a day. That’s just not sustainable. Here’s why.
  4. Meanwhile, Spotify and Apple are at war over audiobooks.
  5. Tidal is adding some features to its streaming platform.
  6. The last band I’d expect to be associated with athletic wear is the Grateful Dead. What’s that? It’s “athleisure wear?” Oh.
  7. According to Adele, we’ve been pronouncing her name all wrong. Hey, it’s her name so…
  8. There’s a 40th-anniversary edition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller coming. Here are some details.
  9. Should rap lyrics be used against someone charged with a crime? This is a debate still raging in the US.
  10. How do we make the music industry more equitable? Discuss.
  11. Musicians will soon get their revenge on the establishment music industry. Here’s how.
  12. An all-female thrash band from Lebanon? Yup.
  13. Facebook is offering a course on the metaverse–or at least their version of it.
  14. Mariah Carey is selling a line of “All I Want for Christmas is You” merchandise.
  15. The Beatles have released another new music video to go with the Revolver re-release.

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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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