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Random music news for Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Having a bad day? Not as bad a day as this guy. Or maybe Kim Kardashian for her crypto pump-and-dump scheme. Try not to giggle as you look through music news for October 5, 2022.

  1. Russia has blocked SoundCloud, saying that the platform is being used to spread “false information” about the war in Ukraine.
  2. RIP country legend Loretta Lynn.
  3. Coldplay’s Chris Martin has contracted a serious lung infection. The band has had to cancel some shows.
  4. Former Iced Earth member and January 6th insurrectionist Jon Schaffer is hiding from the feds. (Via Tom)
  5. Jack Johnson has been granted a restraining order against a fan.
  6. Energy costs are so high in Hungary that theatres and music venues are closing for the winter.
  7. This Royal Opera House production is based on a movie based on the last days of Kurt Cobain.
  8. There’s a BTS Tamagotchi because of course there is.
  9. Debate this: Pitchfork’s “250 Best Songs of the 90s.
  10. The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” turns 60.
  11. Weird band alert!
  12. This looks interesting: An exhibit of BBC technology over the last 100 years.
  13. TikTok seems to be getting a pass from the music industry. Let’s examine that.
  14. And TikTok sure seems to be behaving like a record label. They’re hiring for an A&R position in Toronto.
  15. Here come more audiobook platforms.
  16. Bono has a yacht? Yes. And a nice one.
  17. The podcasting industry’s biggest problem? Measurement.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Yes. Absolutely. But I have a feeling they swear a lot.

BONUS BONUS: Good fake-out. (Via Andrew)

Alan Cross

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