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Random music news for Monday, May 8, 2023

Do you have high blood pressure? Do you spend more than 30 minutes a week on a cell phone? There may be a connection. Off to cover music news for May 8, 2023.

  1. Here’s a stat; A peak demand during Q1 of this year, Ticketmaster sold 15,000 tickets per minute. Now do you understand why shows sell out so fast?
  2. Adidas regrets the day they signed on with Kanye. It turned out to be financially disastrous.
  3. That was a weird Eric Clapton gig. I wonder how much he got paid?
  4. Eurovision 2023 is here! How did it become so metal-friendly? And what happens if you don’t win?
  5. A mom and daughter wanted a weekend away together. Then they stumbled on a Goth festival.
  6. We’ll soon be able to drive the Prince highway in Minnesota.
  7. Metallica has a new edition of their Blackened whisky.
  8. Still with Metallica, their 72 Seasons album runs over 77 minutes. A fan thought it would sound better if some of the fat were edited out. So he did–and without cutting out any of the songs.
  9. Back after five years: 30 Seconds to Mars.
  10. Is anyone paying attention to all the podcasts YouTube has added?
  11. Do you find it really, really difficult to unsubscribe from services. You’re not alone. Here’s the issue.
  12. The members of BTS all have stalker problems.
  13. Then again, this obsessed fan had better luck with one of the women in ABBA.
  14. Snoop Dogg: Not a fan of AI in music.
  15. Facebook/Meta is pitching augmented reality advertising to clients.
  16. Interesting: Spotify is removing all historical artist data.
  17. New unreleased Prince is on the way.

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BONUS: Coming soon from Google: Project Magi.

BONUS BONUS: I love Star Trek but this drove me nuts.

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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