Random music news for Wednesday, November 30, 2022

I’ve never understood shower gel. Give me an old-fashioned bar of soap anytime. There. I said it. Now here’s some music news for November 30, 2022.

  1. Who’s to blame for what happened between Ticketmaster and Taylor Swift? This article explores that. (I’m quoted, too.)
  2. The US Government is being pressured to do something about bots. Again.
  3. Kanye West is up for Anti-Semite of the Year. I’m not kidding about that.
  4. Lyor Cohen, the Global Head of Music for YouTube, is worried about the future of the music industry.
  5. There’s a new album that uses controller vibrations to play music for players who have hearing difficulties.
  6. Gift idea: A board game based on techno music.
  7. Here come the price increases for Apple Music.
  8. Drake sure knows how to pick out some presents. Luxury toilets worth US$20,000? Gee, thanks.
  9. Want to write a Christmas song for the ages? Here’s how you do it.
  10. For the first time ever, ONE TRILLION songs were streamed in the US in 2022.
  11. The science is in. Bats are Goth.
  12. A GG Allin biopic? Yep. This will be gross.
  13. A Grateful Dead “fidget cube?” A big Xmas seller, apparently.
  14. The results of a UK government inquiry into how much streaming companies are making from streaming won’t make artists happy.
  15. These songs have the most recognizable choruses.

BONUS: Coming soon to Netflix: “That 90s Show.”

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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