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Random music news for Friday, August 11, 2023

Some Florida schools have pulled Shakespeare from their libraries. “Too sexy,” they say. Nothing too terribly sexy about music news for August 11, 2023, although it’s pretty useful.

  1. Teen internet rapper Lil Tay has died age 14. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a weird story.
  2. The wildfires in Maui have claimed at least three dozen lives. Mick Fleetwood’s restaurant has also been destroyed.
  3. This is rare: The CRTC is ordering a Canadian radio station off the air for non-compliance to broadcasting rules.
  4. Lizzo’s bad week continues.
  5. In the battle between Apple Music and YouTube, YouTube is now winning.
  6. There’s an insane boyband sexual abuse scandal in Japan.
  7. Tom Petty’s estate has a new television deal.
  8. Mick and Keef get statues.
  9. Elvis’ cousin could end up as governor of Mississippi.
  10. These ticket scalpers claim to be good guys. Here’s how.
  11. All these bands and musicians are fascinated by CERN’s “antimatter factory.” (Via Sean)
  12. Wait: Musicians invented the law? Maybe.
  13. Spotify is now connected to Patreon for podcasters.
  14. Nice one, Macca.
  15. Oh, and still with The Beatles, it was on this day in 1964 that A Hard Day’s Night debuted.
  16. In batsh*t marketing news, Ruffles and KFC have combined on some crunchy hip-hop and dance tracks. The crunch comes from potato chips.

BONUS: Be careful when you sneeze. Here’s why.

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