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Random music news for Friday, April 5, 2024

Smash Mouth lives! At least in robot slide whistle form. (Via Christopher). As for the rest of the music news for April 5, 2024..,

  1. It looks like Spotify is about to hike prices again.
  2. And because of that report, the company’s stock price went up.
  3. There are now 62 million tracks on the streaming music services that aren’t being paid any royalties. All have less than 1,000 streams so we’re talking payouts of less than a dollar each.
  4. Is classic rock FM radio better than Spotify? It can be–if done right.
  5. Despite all the hassles with Universal Music, TikTok is once again a sponsor of Eurovision.
  6. The Canadian music industry is pushing for changes that will allow more musical artists to collect royalties from film and TV.
  7. Have you been using Incognito mode on Google Chrome? Better read this.
  8. Is anyone surprised that Kanye praised Hitler?
  9. Guitar amps made with homemade vacuum tubes? Cool. (Via Christopher again)
  10. Thanks to Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bruce Springsteen’s acting career is back on.
  11. It’s hard to get a full physical release of an album with liner notes. Why?
  12. Your “small brain” is important to music. Check this out.
  13. Jay-Z’s music festival has been canceled for the second year in a row.
  14. In artificial-intelligence-and-music news, Stable Audio has an AI model than can now create a decent three minute song.
  15. Soundry is a new AI program that promises to help musicians with samples.
  16. And another: SongSens-ai will translate lyrics from any language.
  17. And one more: Sonauto can give you things like “AI Katy Perry.” Uh-oh.

BONUS: Damn… (Via Rick J)

Alan Cross

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