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Random music news for Friday, March 8, 2024

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  1. RIP Ronnie King, the bass player for The Stampeders, one of Canada’s most successful bands of the 70s.
  2. After six years of dating, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are now engaged.
  3. The Israel-Hamas-Palestine crisis is affecting SXSW.
  4. Taylor Swift’s US$21,000/night Singapore villa is really something.
  5. Re: Taylor. Her Eras tour is distorting the attempts at concert ticket reform. Discuss.
  6. Researchers at Sony have created an AI bassline generator. They’ll never replace Flea, though.
  7. What demographic is most finicky about subscribing to a streaming music service? Millennials.
  8. How much are you paying for Netflix? This chart looks at what it costs around the world.
  9. What in the world is going on inside Sublime? There’s some new legal action.
  10. Two singers are about to be honoured with Barbie dolls.
  11. Can anything be done to lure teens back to radio? Read this.
  12. Elon Musk and X have won a victory against music publishers. Kind of.
  13. This is good: The number of independent record shops in the UK has hit a ten-year high.
  14. On that note, these are the most-collected vinyl records of all time.
  15. Oopsie, Spotify. What are you going to do about this?

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Could a movie about a new American civil war cause a new, real civil war? That’s the concern.

BONUS BONUS: Will this new Steve Martin documentary cause a new civil war? No. But it’ll be fun. (Via Sean)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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