A 3-second exercise that makes a difference? Tell me more. Let’s then try some music news for February 9, 2022.
- Neil Young is urging Spotify workers to quit: “Get out of that place before it eats up your soul.”
- If you’re interested in all the apologies coming from Spotify and Joe Rogan, take a listen to this. (Via Walter)
- And Spotify is going through a big identify crisis with this whole Rogan thing. Here’s an analysis. (Via Bobby)
- Canadians and Americans are divided on what Spotify should do about Joe Rogan.
- Interesting: Spotify says it can’t pay artists more yet they’re thinking about spending US$320 million on a major soccer sponsorship.
- The major record labels are now making US$2 million per hour.
- The VELD Music Festival plans to return to Toronto on July 29-31 featuring Armin Van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and many more. Details here.
- The Who will play Cincinnati on this upcoming tour. It’ll be their first time in the city since the concert disaster of 42 years ago.
- When it comes to fan voting for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, one million votes are in and Eminem and Duran Duran lead the way.
- Another nice prize for Iggy Pop.
- If you’re into punk rock drumming, you’ll need this new book called Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming.
- The latest financial report from Warner Music sales that digital music accounted for 62% of quarter revenue.
- This story about a 12-year-old self-taught pianist is both wonderous and tragic.
- Too much information. Way too much.
- More news? Check here.
BONUS: Seinfeld fans will get this reference. “Is he swab-worthy?“