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Random music news for Friday, April 12, 2024

Gen Zers have their own language. Learn to translate what they’re saying. And when you’re done that, learn to speak whale. Meanwhile, music news for April 12, 2024, is written in plain unambiguous language.

  1. Why is pop music so mad these days?
  2. On that topic, is there a conspiracy against new music?
  3. Will the UK soon pass laws aimed at reforming streaming? Maybe.
  4. The Beatles’ LOVE production at the Mirage is Las Vegas will end an 18-year run on July 7. Eleven members of the cast have been there since the beginning.
  5. A Beatles collection worth US$3 million is going up for auction.
  6. All You Need is Death is a new movie about the power of song. It looks rather terrifying.
  7. The Foo Fighters just broke a tie with Metallica and Van Halen. Here’s what that means.
  8. EVEN is a new app aimed at superfans. About 10,000 artists have signed up.
  9. Fender’s Stratocaster guitar has turned 70.
  10. Here’s another look at the reasons why vinyl is hot once again.
  11. Was it…Yoko? (Via Rick J)
  12. Tay-Tay and Kelce are doing Coachella.
  13. This father-and-son team is doing everything they can to keep the cassette alive.
  14. Got a Sonos system? There’s a new app coming.
  15. Udio is the latest AI music start-up. This one is backed by artists.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: I was today years old when I learned that rabbits are equipped to swim.

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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