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Random music news for Wednesday, February 9, 2022

A 3-second exercise that makes a difference? Tell me more. Let’s then try some music news for February 9, 2022.

  1. Neil Young is urging Spotify workers to quit: “Get out of that place before it eats up your soul.”
  2. If you’re interested in all the apologies coming from Spotify and Joe Rogan, take a listen to this. (Via Walter)
  3. And Spotify is going through a big identify crisis with this whole Rogan thing. Here’s an analysis. (Via Bobby)
  4. Canadians and Americans are divided on what Spotify should do about Joe Rogan.
  5. Interesting: Spotify says it can’t pay artists more yet they’re thinking about spending US$320 million on a major soccer sponsorship.
  6. The major record labels are now making US$2 million per hour.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Another nice prize for Iggy Pop.
  11. If you’re into punk rock drumming, you’ll need this new book called Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming.
  12. The latest financial report from Warner Music sales that digital music accounted for 62% of quarter revenue.
  13. This story about a 12-year-old self-taught pianist is both wonderous and tragic.
  14. Too much information. Way too much.
  15. More news? Check here.

BONUS: Seinfeld fans will get this reference. “Is he swab-worthy?

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