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Random music news for Tuesday, March 14, 2023

I would not want to parallel park this monster. But I’ll happily do music news for March 14, 2023.

  1. An interesting question: Will music streaming change the nature of our musical memories? Maybe.
  2. This plagiarism charge against U2 is just plain stupid. (Via Chris)
  3. And The Rolling Stones have been accused of stealing a song for their 2020 track, “Living in a Ghost Town.”
  4. The rise and fall of MuchMusic (as a video channel, anyway.) (Via Andrew)
  5. What’s this? After all that Ticketmaster noise, tickets for Taylor Swift’s Eras tour are still available. And the prices are reasonable even on the secondary market? Imagine that.
  6. Chad Smith of the RHCP (along with Josh Klinghoffer) appears on the first single by Chad’s daughter.
  7. Would you like to hear the first 10,000 audio recordings ever made? Go here.
  8. Impressive. But can Jack White win at rock paper scissors lizard Spock?
  9. The Future of Music Coalition isn’t happy with Spotify’s new Discovery Mode plans.
  10. Meanwhile, Spotify isn’t happy with Canada’s Bill C-11.
  11. Look out, Google. TikTok is looking at launching search ads.
  12. TikTok is really, really under the microsoft by the US Government these days.
  13. Apple could soon launch a HomePod with a seven-inch screen.
  14. This classical music performance could point to the future of live gigs.
  15. Having a bear hibernate in your backyard is pretty metal, isn’t it?

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: This is one of the best songs addressing mental health that I’ve ever seen. (Via Walter)

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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