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Random music news for Friday, July 21, 2023

Here’s the latest with music news for July 21, 2023.

  1. RIP Tony Bennett, one of the 20th centuries most popular singers. He was 96, two weeks shy of his 97th.
  2. There’s a Russian charity concert. Its goal to raise money to buy body bags for Russian troops in Ukraine.
  3. If you haven’t heard, the Tupac murder investigation seems to have entered a new phase more than 25 years after he died.
  4. Wikipedia is worried about AI. Here’s why.
  5. And here’s another reason we all should be wary of AI scams.
  6. Paul McCartney has a new podcast about his lyrics.
  7. Tired of all the Barbie hype? This will give you a completely different perspective.
  8. Remember when artists “selling out” was a bad thing?
  9. Here’s an interesting analysis of Drake’s success. (Via Andrew)
  10. I wish I’d kept my first-gen iPhone sealed in its box. Here’s why.
  11. Study: Want to avoid dementia? Take care of your ears with hearing aids. (Via Roz)
  12. Looking for new musical sounds? Start with these kids.
  13. Mosh pits can be fatal. See? (Andrew again)
  14. Audience etiquette: It’s something we have to talk about again.
  15. Fifty stories about fifty rappers commemorating fifty years of hip-hop.
  16. The share of English language music is shrinking on a global scale.

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