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Random music news for Friday, November 3, 2023

If you’re a dude and you want to have children, better put down the smartphone. Now that I’ve scared prospective fathers, move to music news for November 3, 2023.

  1. Wait: Motley Crue were once in secret negotiations to do what with the US State Department?
  2. Travis Barker wants to be superhuman. Can you blame him after what he’s been through?
  3. There’s another university course on Taylor Swift.
  4. No surprise here, huh?
  5. Spotify is getting deeper into artist merch.
  6. Mariah Carey has been sued again over “All I Want for Christmas is You” by the same guy who unsuccessfully sued her over the same issue once before.
  7. Here’s a lofi soundtrack for hyper and anxious dogs. I tried it on the hyper new puppy and it worked like a dream!
  8. Morgan Stanley is going to invest US$700 million in buying up song catalogues.
  9. The pop star who has had their lyrics translated into different languages the most is…yeah, her.
  10. You do NOT use Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” without permission. See?
  11. Uh, it was Halloween, people.
  12. Celine Dion made her first public appearance since being diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome.
  13. This guy has TikTok all figured out.
  14. This concerns me, record industry.
  15. AI is now extending from radio to TV, digital, and streaming applications. This concerns me, too.
  16. ASCAP, the American performing rights organzation, has come out strongly against AI training as fair use.

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BONUS: Robin Williams was awesome.

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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