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Random music news for Friday, May 5, 2023

We’re receiving a lot of fast repeating radio bursts from out there. We’re listening closely. Until such time our new alien overlords appear, I’ll spend my time searching out music news. Here’s what’s happening for May 5, 2023.

  1. King Charles coronation is tomorrow. Unabashed monarchist Nick Cave will be watching with interest.
  2. Speaking of which, here are some prop bets for the coronation.
  3. A Swiss radio station went all-AI for a day, including with all the voices heard. What did listeners think? This.
  4. Still with AI and with Hollywood writers on strike, can a chatbot be as funny as Stephen Colbert? Let’s find out.
  5. Music streaming has a “generational blind spot.” Here’s what that means.
  6. What’s the big digital media trend for 2023? “Immersed and connected.”
  7. Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette both have new (temporary) gigs as American Idol judges.
  8. This is niche: A book based on the characters found in the music of Steely Dan.
  9. Fender guitars and, er, golf, together at last.
  10. Here’s the full lineup for Calgary’s Sled Island Festival next month.
  11. Planning to see a show in the US this summer? Here’s a report on the states with the worst concert crowds.
  12. Out of a turkey?
  13. This Pixies song is messing with Google Assistant alarms. The Pixies say they’re sorry.
  14. This sounds like an interesting new British supergroup.
  15. Here’s why recording studios are starting to disconnect from the internet.
  16. It appears that the old-school jukebox is going to make another comeback.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Here’s the latest list of the top 200 most common passwords. Do you use any of these? [SPOILER: The number one password is still “password.”]

Alan Cross

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