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Random music news for Friday, May 12, 2023

We’ve had versions of Smell-O-Vision before but not like this. Marvellous tech, huh? So is music news for May 12, 2023.

  1. This will be unpopular, but yes, concert tickets have historically been underpriced when it comes to other entertainment events.
  2. Marilyn Manson’s lawsuit against ex Evan Rachel Wood has been “gutted.”
  3. Remember when Spotify’s stock was in trouble? We should have bought at the bottom because it’s up 75% since the start of the year.
  4. I love CarPlay. It’ll now read you newspapers while you’re driving.
  5. Did I mention that Frankie Goes to Hollywood is getting the biopic treatment? Well, they are.
  6. Swifties think that Taylor Swift has anonymously written a book. Is that why 4C Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Summer 2023 going up the charts? [SPOILER: She almost certainly didn’t write it.]
  7. The Garth Brooks Radio Network.
  8. And here’s a streaming radio station powered by AI that’s just for surgeons in the operating room.
  9. Meanwhile, Google search is about to look at lot different thanks to AI.
  10. Need a speech of the inspiration power of music? Go here.
  11. Band poster artist Frank Kozik–he’s done work for The Offspring, Queens of the Stone Age, and more–has died at 61.
  12. An emo cruise? Yes. Another one.
  13. If you’re a fan of Steely Dan, you absolutely need to read this.
  14. Ahead of this weekend’s Eurovision finals, here’s the Ultimate Eurovision Quiz!
  15. This is certainly an interesting recording project.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: The future of gas stations.

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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