Random music news for Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Duckerstruck. Done. And Husky Axl. (Via Tom) Moving on to music news for December 14, 2022.

  1. RIP Angelo Badalamenti, Twin Peaks composer and one of the David Lynch’s favourites. He was 85.
  2. RIP Herb Deutsch, the co-inventor of the Moog synthesizer. He was 90.
  3. Will TikTok get into the streaming music business on a global basis? The company wants to, but there are some problems.
  4. Meanwhile, there are people who claim that TikTok is bad for music in terms of creativity, innovation, and artistic diversity.
  5. Where have all the creative spaces gone? This is turning into a real crisis. (Via Andrew)
  6. There’s a new music program for young people being offered by the University of Toronto. (Andrew again)
  7. Here it comes: Universal Music Group is taking a dive into the world of Web3 and the metaverse.
  8. Taylor Swift managed to shake off a songwriting lawsuit. But it took five years.
  9. Ticketmaster Mexico is in BIG trouble for the screw-up with that Bad Bunny ticket fiasco. It’s being fined millions.
  10. The oldest member of BTS is now serving his mandatory 18-month stint in the South Korean army.
  11. Eighty-two songs have been named eligible for the Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. Billie Eilish is in the mix.
  12. A member of the British band Mansun is in trouble on an alleged stalking charge.
  13. Leonard Cohen’s kids are fighting the trustee over his estate.
  14. I can certainly get behind this.
  15. Bad timing, guys.

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BONUS: A Wu-Tang Clan artwork book: Makes a nice holiday gift.

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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