Random music news for Wednesday, September 14, 2022

When Starbucks gets into NFTs, you know we’ve reached an odd place. As for music news for September 14, 2022…

  1. Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s assassin, was denied parole for the twelfth time.
  2. That’s a pretty good NFL gig for Marshmello…
  3. Dave Mustaine’s oncologist wrote some lyrics for the new Megadeth album. That’s one way to repay your doctor.
  4. Lizzo gets to keep US$5 million in performance fees even though that festival was canceled because of COVID.
  5. Federal prosecutors called R Kelly a “sexual predator” in the closing arguments of his trial.
  6. No, Tommy. Just…no. Not for any price.
  7. The Irish government is now paying artists a “basic allowance” of US$330 a week.
  8. And gee, Motley Crue doing offensive things? Heaven forbid.
  9. There’s an interesting connection between kids who grew up as military brats and hardcore punk.
  10. How are people using smart speakers for listening to radio? Like this.
  11. Instagram is terrified at the gains being made by TikTok. Here’s an analysis of the threat.
  12. Just when I thought that so much commercial music (i.e. songs released by labels) is being used on TV comes this stat.
  13. A lot of bands are really suffering right now. Here’s why.
  14. Stop it. Just…stop.
  15. Oops. Mark’s not gonna be happy.

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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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