This is fun: An actual Monty Python-like stand-up joke written in medieval times. No mention of hamsters or smelling like elderberries. (Via Larry) Here’s what I have for music news for June 2, 2023.
- An anti-Pride song aimed at Target stores (which sells Pride gear) reached number one on iTunes in the US, knocking Taylor Swift off the top spot.
- A third man has been charged in the death of Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC.
- The recent Ed Sheeran plagiarism case (which he won, thankfully) shows how copyright is broken.
- What’s next for artist-fan engagement? Take a look at this.
- Here comes a new wave of virtual artists. Hint: None of them look like Gorillaz.
- What about a virtual music producer? Yup.
- I thought Grimes was okay with AI. Apparently not.
- Meanwhile, Amazon is discontinuing its celebrity voice offering for Alexas devices. Paid for one? Too bad.
- Interesting: The new fluidity of music.
- The US Government has introduced “The BOSS and SWIFT Act” to deal with concert tickets. (And yes, that is a reference to Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift.) It’s not going over well with some people.
- Rod Stewart was going to selling his catalogue to Hipgnosis, but then…
- Air drums. They’re a thing–at least in this form.
- Why do so many of us stop exploring new music as we get older? This article seeks to explain that.
- The City of Mississauga is going to vote on a lyric change to “O Canada.”
- The dashboard of your new car may soon look like this.
- Finally, there’s today’s livestream from Mars. (Via Larry)
BONUS: That. Is. FAST.