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Random music news for Friday, August 4, 2023

Mom! You’re embarrassing me! (Via Tom) Now here’s some music news for August 4, 2023.

  1. I wonder if my music news posts will be stripped out by Meta because of the company’s opposition to Bill C-18? Let me know if you have issues.
  2. SiriusXM satellite radio has a “next-generation platform” coming next year. I wonder what that means?
  3. Things are looking financially dire for music festivals around the world. Here’s an example.
  4. Spotify’s Gustav Söderström has released this video about how the company views AI.
  5. Here are two new AI-and-music tools: AudioCraft by Meta and another called Cassette.
  6. Some Metallica fans are real dummies.
  7. This Toronto dude sold Post Malone a card for $2.64 million. You’ll probably want details, right?
  8. Scotland’s Rod Stewart is finally launching his own scotch.
  9. Into cycling? Here are this summer’s the most popular cycling playlist songs.
  10. Ever hear of The Live Music Archive? There are 250,000 performances you can listen to for free.
  11. Well, that’s an odd music collectible. It certainly escalated quickly.
  12. Fun: That time Alice Cooper was on The Muppets. (Via Tom)
  13. Every European dance song of the 1990s, condensed into 51 seconds.
  14. The Mexican city of Chihuahua has launched a ban on misogynistic songs.
  15. Lollapalooza is this weekend in Chicago. Here’s how to watch.

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BONUS: The genuine healthy ageing therapeutic use of…fart gas?

BONUS BONUS: Which side would you pick with this recycling bin? (Via Peter) On a related note, there was some recent awkwardness for Uncle Noel.

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