Random music news for Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Yeah, this dog does look like Matt Damon. Moving on to music news for April 6, 2022.

  1. The ratings for the Grammy Awards were dismal. But you probably already guessed that.
  2. Flea’s daughter found a use for his Grammy.
  3. Who’s winning the streaming wars? Not new artists, but old, OLD ones.
  4. The YouTube channels of Eminem, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and others have been hacked by a “Spanish shitposting account.”
  5. This was inevitable: The world’s first Bitcoin music festival.
  6. Here’s a good article on how the Neil Young/Joe Rogan fight affected other artists everywhere.
  7. About 39% of Americans say they don’t own a single radio in their house. Wait–what?
  8. A simple radio for people who have dementia.
  9. Want to follow what’s happening in Ukraine? Try World of Radio. (It works well with Google Translate.)
  10. Well, this is an interesting use for a cassette. (Via Peter)
  11. Cardi B 1, YouTuber defamer 0.
  12. The Elvis biopic featuring Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker will get its premiere in Cannes.
  13. The Wiggles. If you’re a parent, that’s all you need to know.
  14. South Korea is going to build a brand-new arena just for K-pop.
  15. Spotify is testing a new “curated feature playlist” feature.

BONUS: The trailer for the Bob’s Burgers movie is here. They’re not all gonna die, are they?

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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