2022.06 Boomerocity Buzz

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Rock star Randy Bachman to reunite with his guitar in Japan 45 yrs after it was stolen



SoundExchange Sues LiveOne and Slacker Over ‘Millions’ In Unpaid Royalties


‘Elvis’ Beats ‘Top Gun’ With Over $31 Million in Opening Weekend

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Two Shot: ‘Elvis’ Is A Hit, But Does It Hit Home As The True Story Of Presley? Plus, Why Hollywood Loves Musical Biopics


Al Jardine says he still trying to make a Beach Boys reunion happen

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Depeche Mode Reveal Andy Fletcher’s Cause of Death

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Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp Cover Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs,” New Collaborative Album ’18’ Out 7/15

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How to Make the Most of VEVA Collect: A Comprehensive Overview for Musicians


Reservoir Posts 46% Quarterly Revenue Boost, Outlines Plans to Drop $100 Million On Catalogs During the Next 12 Months


Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall: ‘I Could Have Easily Died Last Weekend’

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Announce More US Tour Dates

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ZZ Top Plan New Music With Dusty Hill’s Replacement: A UCR Exclusive

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Be Careful: U.S. TikTok Data Repeatedly Accessed From China, Report Reveals


Then, There’s This: Learn How to Make Money on TikTok With Your Music
Wondering how to make money on TikTok? With eight new users joining every second, here’s the secret formula to making money on the fastest-growing social media app.


But, Then, Again . . . Does TikTok Shadow Ban People?


Paul McCartney Joined by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi

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Christine McVie on Fleetwood Mac’s Future: ‘Impossible to Say’

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Mick Jagger tests positive for COVID; Rolling Stones cancel gig

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Ozzy Osbourne To Undergo 'Major Operation' On Monday To Repair His Neck



Motley Crue Would Have Fired Paul McCartney, Says John Corabi

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Chicago Announce New Album ‘Born for This Moment’

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Queen to Release Previously Unheard Freddie Mercury Track Later This Year

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Foo Fighters Announce Taylor Hawkins All-Star Tribute Concerts For L.A. & Lv

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Lefsetz On The Music Business: “The Model Is Broken”


Original Gerber baby Ann Turner Cook dies aged 95: Food firm pays tribute to a teacher and writer whose 'smile and expressive curiosity captured hearts everywhere'



Kiss' Paul Stanley thinks 'cancel culture' is "more dangerous than what it wants to cancel"



Deborah McCrary, Celebrated Vocalist and Founding Member of the McCrary Sisters, Dead at 67

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Mariah Carey Sued For “All I Want For Christmas Is You” By Louisiana Country Songwriter

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Crying In Vegas Chapels: Elvis Presley-Themed Weddings Could Be a Thing of the Past in Las Vegas

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First Look: The New All-Electric DeLorean Has No Time for Your ‘80s Wedge Nostalgia
The sporty new EV deviates from its iconic predecessor in more ways than on

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Do You Need Social Media Ads To Promote Your Music?



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Frank Zappa Catalogs and Archives Sell to Universal Music Group
The rock icon's music assets carry a valuation of between $25-30 million, according to Billboard estimates

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Very Vogue: Greta Garbo’s Longtime Apartment in New York Lists for $7.25 Million
The Swedish-born actress lived in the stylish unit for almost 40 years

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Grammy Winning Songwriter Ken Williams Dies at 83; Wrote “Everybody Plays The Fool”

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Bob Dylan Superfans Join Forces to Find Lost ‘Holy Grail’ 1976 Bootleg
The Rolling Thunder Revue wrapped up with an epic, rarities-packed show in Salt Lake City, and fans have been trying to find the tape for the past five decades

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Kiss World Museum Opens in Las Vegas: Photos

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Pink Floyd Set Physical Release of ‘Hey Hey Rise Up,’ Their First New Song in 25 Years - Ukraine-supporting single backed by “reworked” version of Division Bell‘s “A Great Day for Freedom”

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A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday

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Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar


Watch Neil Diamond Sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Red Sox Game


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music Lose 1+ Million Music Subscribers In UK


Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Research

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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Replaced Mid-Set After Aggravating Injury

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Philip Baker Hall, ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Seinfeld’ star, dead at 90

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As Bands Hit the Road for Summer Tours, Instruments, Gear & Other Parts Are In Short Supply
Acts ranging from Coldplay to Milky Chance have been struggling to procure items such as cymbals, in-ear monitors and lighting fixtures for their shows

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Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts Dies at 80

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World Premiere: Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’ Teaser Trailer Brings the Family into Living Color!


Mike Campbell Announces Fall Concert Dates With the Who

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Microsoft Is Building a Music Vault in Norway to Preserve Music for 10,000 Years


KISS Album Cover Artist Ken Kelly Has Died at 76

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Original Bon Jovi Bassist Alec John Such Has Died

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World Premiere: Long Lost Demo of Lou Reed Was In An Envelope for Almost Fifty Years


New York State Bill Seeks to Ban Hidden Fees on Concert Tickets


Styx, REO Speedwagon and Loverboy Launch 2022 Tour: Set List

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Elvis Presley’s One-of-a-Kind Gold Ebel Watch Is up for Sale
The one-of-a-kind piece sports no less than 26 round white diamonds

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Charles Siebert Dies: ‘Trapper John, M.D.’ Actor Was 84

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Van Morrison Sues Northern Ireland Health Minister Over Criticism of His Anti-Lockdown Music

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Elvis Music Videos See Double Viewership During Biopic’s Opening Weekend

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There’s a New “Life on Mars?”- Inspired David Bowie Barbie Doll from Mattel

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Every Artist Needs a One Sheet, Jaxsta Has Launched a Game-Changer Using Official Credits & Fan Metrics


Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ Spellbinding Performance of “When the Levee Breaks” at Glastonbury


Aerosmith Has ‘Quite a Bit’ of Archival Material to Release

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Marathon Concerts: Nine of Rock’s Most Legendary Long Shows

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James Rado, Co-Creator of Hippie Rock Musical ‘Hair,’ Dies at 90



Warner Music Group Unveils 300 Elektra Entertainment — 3EE — Led by Chairman & CEO Kevin Lives - Warner Music Group announces the arrival of 300 Elektra Entertainment — 3EE — a “supergroup of iconic, indie-spirited brands” led by chairman and CEO Kevin Liles.


Maureen Arthur Dies: ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’ Actor Was 88



Not Even a Bloody Finger Could Stop Kenny Chesney’s Show

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Epix Lands Four-Part Rolling Stones Documentary, ‘My Life As a Rolling Stone’

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Iconic, ft. Members of Whitesnake, Stryper: Debut Album Out Now

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The Major Labels Soaked Up 58.6% of $9.8 Billion In Streaming Royalties During 2021 — According to NMPA Stats
The National Music Publishers’ Association has claimed that the major labels took in a staggering 58.6 percent of 2021’s $9.8 billion in total streaming royalties – while continuing to tout its close ties with the Big Three, thereby raising renewed questions about the precise extent of their pull.


Plan Your Nashville Visit: Chris Stapleton Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit to Open in July

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A Little Out of the BoomerocityBuzz Wheelhouse But Still of Interest: BTS Accounts for Nearly 1/3 of All U.S. K-Pop Sales & Streams: Their Domination, By the Numbers
The band's planned "hiatus" will leave a hole in the U.S. K-pop market — and in HYBE and Universal Music's revenue streams

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Country Music Star Toby Keith Reveals He Has Stomach Cancer, Will Not Play Upcoming Gigs



Sammy Hagar Launches 2022 ‘Crazy Times’ Tour: Set List, Video

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Microsoft Is Preserving Music on Glass to Be Stored in Norway’s Doomsday Vault


Spotify Is Aiming for $100 Billion In Annual Revenue — But Does It Plan on Charging Artists to Get There?


World Premiere: Journey Shares “Don’t Give Up on Us” to Preview ‘Freedom’ LP, Due 7/8


Brian Wilson and Chicago Launch Summer 2022 Tour: Set List

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Is a Label Exec Charging $500 to Listen to Your Demo? It’s a Scam
Scammers are impersonating indie label employees to take advantage of aspiring artists. "I've never seen anything of this depth before," one exec says


Dave Smith Dies: Synthesizer Pioneer Whose Instruments Backed Michael Jackson, Kraftwerk, And More Was 72



Watch Queen’s Jubilee Performance of ‘We Will Rock You’


Betty White’s Humble Los Angeles Home Sells for Staggering $10.7 Million

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Alabama’s Randy Owen’s Mother, Martha Owen, Has Died
As a result of the death in the family, two Alabama shows slated for this weekend are being rescheduled for December

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Wolfgang Van Halen Rails Against Documentary About Eddie Van Halen’s Last Hours

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‘Creem Magazine’ Returns In Online Format, Print Quarterly To Follow

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World Premiere: Bruce Hornsby Shares New Album, ”Flicted’, Along With Video For “Days Ahead”