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Random music news for Friday, February 2, 2024

Repeat after me: A groundhog is NOT a meteorologist. I’m only going do to his one time: Music news for February 2, 2024.

  1. Too soon? Sadly, no.
  2. What’s the internet worth? Let’s try to figure that out.
  3. One of the internet’s oldest archive is going to be shut down.
  4. There’s been a development in the long-overdue Jam Master Jay murder trial.
  5. The showdown between automakers and broadcasters over the removal of AM radio in vehicles is heating up.
  6. The UK’s Intellectual Property Office has announced its “Code of Good Practice on Transparency in Music Streaming”. It makes for some interesting reading.
  7. It’s looking worse for Israel when it comes to competing in Eurovision 2024.
  8. John Mayer and Dead & Co. have nailed down a residency at The Sphere in Las Vegas.
  9. Time to start prepping/reviewing Super Bowl halftime shows. Begin here. Then move to this feature on Super Bowl commercials.
  10. Rod Stewart surprised a bunch of people when he showed up in person to buy some of his own brand of whisky.
  11. Tegan and Sara have released their second graphic novel.
  12. From Fox News: “Gang-related music videos driving gun violence in Washington DC.”
  13. Spotify’s content filter apparently isn’t working so good.
  14. The TikTok-Universal feud will be one of the most-watched things in the music industry until they sort it out.

Random music news for Thursday, February 1, 2024

BONUS: The dog “cheese tax.” I pay it every single day. (Via Christopher)

BONUS BONUS: Creepy mascots.

BONUS BONUS BONUS: Three hundred years of sandwiches.

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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