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Random music news for Friday, April 26, 2024

Is it the end of the web as we know it? Read this and decide for yourself. Now onto music news for April 26, 2024.

  1. No, Amy Lee is not the new singer for Linkin Park. But…
  2. Celine speaks out about what it’s like to suffer from “stiff person syndrome.” (Via Christopher)
  3. A once-lost John Lennon guitar is going up for auction. (Christopher again)
  4. One of the dumbest songs Donald Trump could play at one of his rallies is CCR’s “Fortunate Son.” Even John Fogerty can’t believe how dumb it was.
  5. If ByteDance has to sell TikTok’s American division, this could create more problems for them. Meanwhile, the EU is now looking at TikTok, too.
  6. And if TikTok is forced to sell in the US, there will be a big First Amendment fight.
  7. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek sees three trends in music for the year ahead. Here they are.
  8. Meanwhile, Spotify is figuring out the bad impact of firing 1,500 employees. Well, duh. (Via Andrew)
  9. Thought that Motley Crue had retired? Nope.
  10. “Did social media kill the pop song?” Discuss.
  11. Want to change your life? Stop listening to music.
  12. Interesting history: How the Reagan era gave strength to hip-hop.
  13. Unisound is a new AI-powered site that helps creators buy and sell samples and beats.
  14. Opinion: AI presents a risk to music streaming. Here’s why.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: A bill has passed in Tennessee that will allow schoolteachers to carry guns in the classroom. What could possibly go wrong?

BONUS BONUS: This guy knows how to run a marathon.

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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