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Random music news for Friday, July 5, 2024

It might be an extra-long July 4th long weekend in the US, but there’s still music news for July 5, 2024.

  1. This rapper has been ordered to have all of his future songs approved by the US government. Wait–what?
  2. Suno, one of the music-focused generative AI programs being sued by the major labels for copyright infringement, has a new mobile app.
  3. This is interesting: How the detection of online copyright infringement and deepfakes really works.
  4. Sprite, the soft drink, has a new music-related thing called “Heat Happens.”
  5. Meanwhile, Philadelphia Cream Cheese commissioned country artist Travis Yee to write a song about spreadable cream cheese. He isn’t the first, though. Travis Barker did something with Violife about six months ago.
  6. Is Meta giving up on their original Quest headset? It looks like it.
  7. How many children did David Crosby leave behind? They’re still counting.
  8. Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav is still on a mission to save his beloved Red Lobster.
  9. You go, Bette Midler! You tell ’em!
  10. Why would anyone throw their phone at a performer onstage? It happened.
  11. Found it!
  12. Pirate metal: It’s a thing. Here’s how to get started.
  13. Elvis’ blue suede shoes have been sold.
  14. And Elton John is selling off a bunch of stuff on eBay.
  15. Roger Waters vs. Piers Morgan. It’s quite the fight.

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BONUS: Some wise words when it comes to predicting future trends.

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