Random music news for Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Something for the shopping list this week: Novelty toiler paper. Just as novel but less gross is music news for January 24, 2023.

  1. Spotify has announce cuts of 500 jobs worldwide.
  2. Here’s yet another discussion on the payouts from streaming music platforms. It’s worth the read.
  3. Want your TikTok video to go viral? Do you know about the “heating button?”
  4. YouTube is working on something called a “listening room.”
  5. There’s a new streaming-adjacent app that uses artificial intelligence and manual curation to help create better personalized playlists.
  6. I never considered this about Fox’s NFL theme song.
  7. A bunch of Australian festival goers were taken the hospital when the even ran of water.
  8. Buying a vintage stereo system? Read this.
  9. This looks valuable: a book called Touring and Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual.
  10. Sir Ozzy: It could happen.
  11. Bono is embracing the grey.
  12. Beyonce played a private gig in DubaI last weekend. She was paid US$24 million. And there’s a backlash.
  13. A one million dollar credit card bill? Someone wants answers.
  14. Shiver. (Via David)
  15. Zap.

BONUS: A Judas Priest safety PSA/album commercial. (Via Tom)

BONUS BONUS: Looking for a new sport to support? Try professional face slapping.

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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