Random music news for Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Once you read this about nose size, you won’t look at another guy the same way again. Sorry. Moving to music news for August 10, 2022.

  1. TikTok is getting into AI-music-making. This might not be good.
  2. If you’re hoping to see the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in the UK next month, Twickets is your fan-to-fan connection for tickets.
  3. The city of Windsor considering putting up money for a statue of radio pioneer Rosalie Tremblay. I hope they do.
  4. What is it with Ontario music festivals this year? There was another screw-up last weekend.
  5. Google and Sonos are locked in another lawsuit.
  6. If the term “C86” means anything to you–you’ll have to be a serious British indie music fan–you should read this.
  7. “Dead Grandma Alex.” Discuss.
  8. Which musicians do the worst damage to the environment with their private planes? These ones.
  9. More concerns about Gen Z and their, uh, tenuous relationship with radio.
  10. And you know what Gen Z is doing? Searching out “soothing videos.”
  11. When Apple finally launches its AR/VR headset, it will probably be available in very limited quantities and cost US$2,000.
  12. Speaking of Apple, could they be working on this kind of hardware?
  13. Taylor Swift attempts to shake off “Shake It Off” plagiarism accusations with this statement.
  14. Not funny, Ye.
  15. BTS has become the first band to surpass five billion streams on Spotify in 2022.

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BONUS: The Sekou Lumumba drum cam. (Via Karl)

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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