Random music news for Wednesday, March 30, 2022

What the hell is this? Are the aliens supervising our evolution preparing to interview before we blow ourselves up? Let’s hope so. Meanwhile, here’s music news for March 30, 2022.

  1. Here’s a lovely tribute to Taylor Hawkins from Perry Farrell.
  2. Next up for Grimes? An “intergalactic children’s metaverse book.”
  3. Toronto live music venues are going to get a permanent tax break to help the music scene recover.
  4. The “Netflixication of radio?” Maybe something to consider.
  5. Roxy Music is going back on tour for the first time in more than a decade.
  6. Interesting idea: 18-year-olds in Spain are getting €400 in “culture vouchers” to spend on everything from concert tickets to CDs.
  7. Use Apple Music? Check this out.
  8. Mick Jagger is now in the TV theme business for Apple TV+.
  9. And that’s DOCTOR Tay-Tay, thank you.
  10. Were these the worst five years for music?
  11. There’s more trouble for Travis Scott over the Astroworld disaster.
  12. The original version of this synth was used by Pink Floyd on Dark Side of the Moon. Might be nice to have in the arsenal in the 21st century.
  13. Podcast downloads are up 45% year-over-year. Podcasting just keeps getting bigger.
  14. The TV series based on the Sex Pistols will be released on Disney+ on May 31.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: A cool music video showing the timeline of the discovery of 5,000 exoplanets.

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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