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Random music news for Monday, April 17, 2023

The world’s most expensive license plate number–a set of Dubai plates that read “P7”–sold for US$15 million at auction. Let’s find out what’s happening with music news for April 17, 2023.

  1. The first WiFi lossless headphones have been unveiled. They’ll be great for people who like their music in Hi-Res.
  2. China is clamping down on AI. What other governments will follow?
  3. And that’s it for Phantom of the Opera in New York. The run is done after 35 years.
  4. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood now has his own brand of olive oil.
  5. Here’s the walk-up music for each Toronto Blue Jay this season.
  6. It’s not your imagination. Pop songs are the shortest they’ve been in decades. Maybe ever.
  7. Lady Gaga has a new gig with the White House.
  8. There was no charge for this performance of “Wonderwall.”
  9. New study says not enough people are wearing hearing aids. If more people did, the risk of dementia drops.
  10. The most popular YouTube channel is…really? What did parents do before YouTube?
  11. Here’s a partial lineup of artists who will perform at King Charles’ coronation.
  12. Winamp: Still not dead. In fact, there’s been an update.
  13. There’s a new Spotify lock screen widget for iPhones that you might find helpful.
  14. Gene! You okay?
  15. If you’re a paid user on Twitter (i.e. both of you), your character limit is now 10,000 characters. Remember the old days when you ran out at 140?
  16. Martin Scorsese loves music almost as much as he loves mobsters. His latest project is a doc about the New York Dolls’ David Johansen.
  17. Science says that plants “scream” ultrasonically when under stress. I’m glad humans can’t hear them because this would be very, very noisy. (Via Sean)
  18. Alanis Morissette is a very big fan of Yellowjackets. See?
  19. Paul Simon just released a new song. It’s 33 minutes long.
  20. Cringe cringe cringe!

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BONUS: A power ballad-singing chihuahua.

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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