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Random music news for Friday, May 3, 2024

Pokémon has revenue of HOW MUCH? Music news for May 3, 2024, is valuable, but not quite at that level.

  1. An Iranian rapper has been sentenced to death for songs that critisize the regime. He was convicted of “corruption on earth.”
  2. Someone is scalping front seats in the courtroom for Donald Trump’s hush-money trial.
  3. This guy from Tecumseh, Ontario, is getting some serious attention for his record collection.
  4. Billy Idol is really having a moment these days.
  5. If you’re a fan of TV theme songs, you’ll want to look at this.
  6. Spotify is experimenting with artist video “Clips.” Here’s what that means.
  7. For some demos, radio and podcast listening is running neck-and-neck.
  8. The original raw version of The Beatles’ Let It Be film is finally available.
  9. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is a Swiftie.
  10. If you love synthesizers, you’ll love this. (Via Christopher)
  11. FKA Twigs is really into AI. (Christopher again)
  12. The UK Government continues to look at the future of AI in music. It has some thoughts.
  13. And there’s a new survey on Americans’ attitudes regarding AI music. A sample: 49% of Gen-Z say they would be interested in listening to music that has been “completed or enhanced” using AI.
  14. Neil Young has tapped Reverend Billy to open his next tour. This guy is something else–and he’s not what you’d expect. (One more from Christopher)
  15. Sammy Hagar got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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BONUS: How long before these guys get a Dumb and Dumber-type movie deal?

Alan Cross

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