September 13, 2023
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Random music news for Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Valetine’s Day. Do what you must. I, for example, must do music news for February 14, 2023.

  1. First, don’t use any of these love songs for Valentine’s Day because they’re actually kinda creepy.
  2. In case you were wondering, Rihanna did NOT get paid for her Super Bowl performance. The NFL believes that the exposure is payment enough. And sure enough, her streams spiked nicely after her performance.
  3. Why did Apple never put a radio tuner in its phones after iPhone 7? Here’s why. (Via Andrew)
  4. When is The Guess Who not really The Guess Who? Here’s an example.
  5. I forgot to post the results of the 2023 Brit Awards over the weekend. My bad. Here you go.
  6. A good story on Rush and the Moving Pictures album.
  7. Before you sign a band, you should make sure that none of the members are neo-Nazis.
  8. Got kids? Take a look at this new Canadian mixed reality music app for children called Bootle Band.
  9. Remember the song “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors? Here’s a look back on that one-hit-wonder.
  10. David Guetta really believes in the power of AI as far as the future of music is concerned.
  11. If Ticketmaster doesn’t control service fees, who does? Oh.
  12. Could Joe Rogan leave Spotify when his contract ends? Spotify says he won’t.
  13. Spotify now has an activist shareholder. This means a push for higher subscription fees.
  14. This 12-year-old has a podcast on Sloan songs. Take a listen.
  15. Mike Peters of The Alarm has beaten leukemia and is back to making music.

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BONUS: Why are musicians worldwide being targeted with this bald Mexican doll?

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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