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.
- The first WiFi lossless headphones have been unveiled. They’ll be great for people who like their music in Hi-Res.
- China is clamping down on AI. What other governments will follow?
- And that’s it for Phantom of the Opera in New York. The run is done after 35 years.
- Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood now has his own brand of olive oil.
- Here’s the walk-up music for each Toronto Blue Jay this season.
- It’s not your imagination. Pop songs are the shortest they’ve been in decades. Maybe ever.
- Lady Gaga has a new gig with the White House.
- There was no charge for this performance of “Wonderwall.”
- New study says not enough people are wearing hearing aids. If more people did, the risk of dementia drops.
- The most popular YouTube channel is…really? What did parents do before YouTube?
- Here’s a partial lineup of artists who will perform at King Charles’ coronation.
- Winamp: Still not dead. In fact, there’s been an update.
- There’s a new Spotify lock screen widget for iPhones that you might find helpful.
- Gene! You okay?
- 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?
- Martin Scorsese loves music almost as much as he loves mobsters. His latest project is a doc about the New York Dolls’ David Johansen.
- 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)
- Alanis Morissette is a very big fan of Yellowjackets. See?
- Paul Simon just released a new song. It’s 33 minutes long.
- Cringe cringe cringe!
BONUS: A power ballad-singing chihuahua.