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Random music news for Friday, February 23, 2024

Anyone else remember the sci-fi series Space: 1999? This guy is still REALLY into it. (Via Peter). Moving to music news for February 23, 2024.

  1. Confused about Spotify royalty payouts? Listen to this.
  2. Universal Music Group shows it’s serious about buying up more song catalogues with its acquisition of Chord.
  3. Check out this state-of-the-art recording complex in–wait for it–Saudi Arabia.
  4. Did Kanye rip off a Toronto rapper’s lyrics for his new album Vultures 1? That’s the allegation.
  5. Deepfakes are going to be a major problem in this year’s US presidential election. Taylor Swift is part of this story.
  6. What a shock: Tay-Tay was the biggest selling artist globally for the second year in a row.
  7. Here’s an interesting piece of Led Zeppelin memorabilia. It’s not cheap, though.
  8. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has some festivities planned for the big solar eclipse in April.
  9. Stats say there are now more millennials than boomers in Canada. I wonder what that means for music?
  10. Wait–what? (Via Christopher)
  11. A good question: What makes for a classic album in the streaming era when fewer and fewer people are listening to albums?
  12. Slayer is back!
  13. Lady Gaga just got a good payday: US$12 million.
  14. Mick Jones of Foreigner has revealed he’s dealing with Parkinson’s.
  15. This new payment scheme might help some artists make a little more money.

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BONUS: This is pretty good.

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One thought on “Random music news for Friday, February 23, 2024

  • #7 Wonder how Grant got into the car – he was a very big man.


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