Random music news for Wednesday, November 2, 2022

We’re apparently doing Instagram all wrong. Check out the cash these people are making. Once you go through all that, check out music news for November 2, 2022.

  1. Takeoff, one-third of Migos, is dead after being shot in the head.
  2. Emo tacos?
  3. Turns out Amazon can’t do radio.
  4. Still with radio, a mobile strategy could be the way forward.
  5. What do you suppose is the most popular radio format in the US? Hint: It’s not top 40.
  6. And here come the all-Christmas music format flips...
  7. …which means a lot of “All I Want for Christmas is You” from Mariah Carey. She’s ready for it.
  8. History lesson #1: How Phil Spector went from studio genius to murderer.
  9. History lesson #2: Bruce Springsteen reminisces.
  10. History lesson #3: How Soul Asylum found 21 missing kids.
  11. We have a new list of hip hop’s wealthiest stars. Spoiler: Ye’s worth isn’t what it used to be.
  12. It appears that Grand Theft Auto is getting into the music creation game.
  13. These might be 20 artists to watch for in 2023.
  14. Corey Taylor of Slipknot has a new novel featuring a demon, a witch, and a serial killer.
  15. Here’s more on the crisis facing the live music industry.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Oh, shit…

BONUS BONUS: How’s this for an iPhone 14? (Via Rick)

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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