Random music news for Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Let’s fact-check the so-called “trucker protest,” shall we? Once you read that, check out music news for February 15, 2022.

  1. Jon Farriss of INXS was seen protesting COVID mandates in Canberra, Australia.
  2. Kanye offered to “double the salary” of Michael Che of SNL if he’d stop working with Pete Davidson.
  3. Dolly Parton says that if she’s inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she’ll release a rock album.
  4. A rare Beatles acetate has sold for nearly US$25,000.
  5. Liam Gallagher is spouting off about an Oasis reunion again.
  6. The past Sunday was World Radio Day. Here’s why that’s important. And there’s a new global organization for the radio industry.
  7. A radio station in Seattle was breaking car radios somehow.
  8. Here’s everything anyone know about the Apple Car.
  9. Spotify shares are now down almost 34% this year.
  10. And there’s this new investigation into Spotify.
  11. Into NFTs? Better read this.
  12. This is what A&R in the music business looks like these days.
  13. Some stream-rippers have been hit by a big judgement in the US.
  14. I agree with a lot of this. “Streaming really does pay. You’re just aren’t doing the math right.”
  15. These handwritten lyrics for The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” are going up for sale.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: This band is urging all artists to do this to protest against Spotify’s low royalty rate.

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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