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Random music news for Friday, May 17, 2024

This guitar has 109 strings. Silly or cool? Either way, I wouldn’t want to tune it. (Via Larry) Of course, music news for May 17, 2024, is very cool.

  1. Have we got a winner in the Drake-Kenrick Lamar beef yet? (Via Christopher)
  2. News publishers are warning of “catastrophic” impacts of Google’s new AI search.
  3. More than 100 acts have quit the UK’s Great Escape Music Festival in solidarity with Palestine.
  4. The fight between Spotify and music publishers over royalty payments is escalating fast.
  5. The latest music-related exhibit at the V&A Museum in London is devoted to Elton John.
  6. Taylor Swift’s Eras UK tour could inject £1 billion into the economy.
  7. Have you noticed that Spotify has put lyrics behind a paywall?
  8. These are the most over-used songs for TV shows and movies. Time to retire them for a while.
  9. Cheap laughs, I know–but it’s still kind of funny imagining singers falling down stairs. (Christopher again)
  10. What kind of sound system comes in a US$600,000 Lamborghini? This.
  11. There are new penalties for anyone who engages in “artificial streaming.” Here’s an explanation.
  12. Celebrity-backed brands might be losing their impact. Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber, and the Kardashians may want to watch out.
  13. Thirty-four years ago, a skeleton was found in the chimney of a record store. The body has now been identified.
  14. A new Led Zeppelin documentary is headed to theatres.
  15. “Okay,” says Cher, “I’m now fine with being nominated for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

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BONUS: Wow. Just…wow. And his mother is a physicist.

Alan Cross

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