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Random music news for Friday, March 10, 2023

Today I learned something kinda freaky about heartbeats. Who knew? And how about this for music news on March 10, 2023?

  1. Meanwhile in Ukraine, my people are using music as a weapon.
  2. Here’s another classic album that turned 40 this month: Tears for Fears and The Hurting. Naturally, there’s a special 40th-anniversary edition.
  3. How many people does it take to create music with AI? Quite a lot, actually.
  4. Need an idea for a TikTok video? Why not try out these trained AI monkeys?\
  5. This argument by StubHub regarding bots and “ghost tickets” leaves me a little confused.
  6. Just because you’re collaborating with a superstar on a song doesn’t guarantee it’ll be a hit. See?
  7. This is one helluva way to end a podcast! (No one was hurt.)
  8. Curious about “spatial audio” and why so many people are talking about it? Take a look at this.
  9. Good news! You can now swear on YouTube without being demonetized! Oh, and overlay ads on YouTube are about to disappear.
  10. LinkedIn turns 20. Here’s an oral history of the platform.
  11. Noel Gallagher has released a song that features Robert Smith of The Cure.
  12. Toronto is getting a new casino resort with a 5,000-seat entertainment venue.
  13. Okay, so does this mean the cost of internet access for Canadians is going down?
  14. Here’s more on those proposed visa fees for artists who want to tour the US. It’s insane, really.
  15. Wat: Tower Records is back? Well…
  16. Finally, here’s an update on the auction of that Chuck Berry guitar.
  17. Apple will launch a high-res classical music streaming app on March 28.
  18. This is a new twist on a catalogue purchase.

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Alan Cross

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