Random music news for Wednesday, March 2, 2022

How would AI apply for a job as a musician? Like this. Let’s now try some music news for March 2, 2022.

  1. A Russian radio station that’s critical of Kremlin has been taken off the air.
  2. Who will play Madonna in the upcoming biopic? There’s a real fight for the role.
  3. On a similar subject, which actors want to be music stars? And which ones are worth listening to?
  4. Bang & Olufsen has issued this 50th anniversary turntable.
  5. This co-founder of Lollapalooza has US$135 million to buy up small music venues.
  6. International tours are starting to be booked. “It’s madness.”
  7. Spotify is looking at the idea of allowing super-short songs. Where will this trend take us?
  8. Next up for South Korean domination: Hip hop.
  9. This is interesting from Bo Burnham: “White Woman’s Instagram.” (Via Christopher)
  10. Blink-182’s Travis Barker is working on a new TV series called Inked and Iced.
  11. A home in Beverly Hills once owned by Chris Cornell is up for sale for US$10 million.
  12. And the most popular album in the whole world in 2021 was…Wow. What a shock.
  13. Where are we ultimately going with streaming? Maybe here.
  14. Meanwhile, songwriters are protesting in front of Spotify HQ in Los Angeles demanding a living wage.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: If fog machines were marketed this way when I was playing drums in bands, my bandmates would have said “TAKE MY MONEY!”

BONUS BONUS: Hey, I laughed. (Via Tom)

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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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