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Random music news for Thursday, September 1, 2022

The things you find on the 500 level at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Get a room, people. Moving on to music news for September 1, 2022…

  1. I was a teenage Napster obsessive.” Does that sound like you? If so, what did that do to your musical taste?
  2. Matt Bellamy of Muse is contemplating becoming a US citizen because he says the country has an amazing political system.
  3. They do streaming differently in Asia. Take a look.
  4. A Toronto recording is celebrating being in business for 50 years. Happy birthday, Kensington Sound!
  5. Phone charger? We don’t need any stinkin’ phone charger!
  6. “How did the FN Meka mess happen?” Here’s a look.
  7. “Male pop stars are going extinct.” Discuss.
  8. Should the members of BTS do their military service? South Korea may conduct a survey on the matter.
  9. American radio stations really don’t want to pay for the privilege of playing music.
  10. Snap is going to lay off 20% of employees.
  11. Another honour for David Bowie.
  12. Michael Stipe, saving the planet one biodegradable record at a time.
  13. How much do parents hate their kids’ music? Quite a bit, it turns out.
  14. Want to take a tour of Spotify HQ? Here you go.
  15. Another song just hit the one billion views mark on YouTube. I would have never guessed.

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One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, September 1, 2022

  • I was obsessed with Napster as a teen … but I primarily used it to find all sorts otherwise-impossible-to-find-at-the-time b-sides and remixes.


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