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Random music news for Monday, July 31, 2023

  1. The US Department of Justice isn’t just going after Donald Trump. They’re apparently preparing a case against Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
  2. Meanwhile, Live Nation stock is at a 52-week high.
  3. Hollywood writers and actors are still on strike, fearful of what the future may bring. Are musicians next?
  4. Here’s the kind of thing we should all be worried about: A US news network says it’s going to use AI to “personalize content for viewers.”
  5. Remembering SARSFest, 20 years later.
  6. There’s concern–panic?–among streamers. Read this.
  7. Apple won’t let Twitter rebrand as X in the App Store. Here’s why.
  8. Porsche’s new Apple CarPlay display looks awesome!
  9. The Samsung Galaxy Ring–yes, a ring–could go into production next month.
  10. If you’re in a band, here’s a study that explains why you really, really need to take care of your superfans.
  11. Why are songs getting shorter and shorter? This explains it.
  12. This metalhead won Survivor. He donated his prize money to charity.
  13. I thought people were listening to lots of podcasts in the car. Maybe not.
  14. Speaking of podcasts, you’ve probably heard those BetterHelp therapy commercials. The company spent US$29 million on advertisting.
  15. If you’re old enough remember Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers, I have some good news and some bad news.
  16. The problems with pyro and sprinkler systems.
  17. This is a list of the musicians we’ve lost so far in 2023.
  18. Damon Albarn has split with partner Suzu Winstanley. They’d been together for 25 years.
  19. Oh. So that’s why.
  20. Finally, a few more Sinead O’Connor stories re: “Nothing Compares 2 U,” a beef with Prince, another with JRK Jr., the time she brought joy to a cancer patient and her last desperate texts to her friend, Bob Geldof.

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Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random music news for Monday, July 31, 2023

  • The Damon Albarn item makes me feel really old to know that Damon’s breakup with Justine Frischmann was over 25 years ago now. I feel like “Tender” is still a “recent” single in my mind


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