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Random music news for Monday, November 6, 2023

I think we need to start the week with some good news: “Youth smoking nears zero.” And here’s music news for November 6, 2023.

  1. The US Government is taking on ticket-buying bots with by updating the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016.
  2. What does the general public really think about voice clones and deepfakes? There’s a new report. (I can tell you that Scarlett Johansson hates the whole idea.)
  3. The man recently arrested in conjunction with the murder of Tupac has pleaded not guilty.
  4. Madonna, Dua Lipa and Coldplay will headline Glastonbury next year.
  5. Slipknot has parted ways with Jay Weinberg.
  6. Why won’t Dolly Parton play the Super Bowl halftime show? She has her reasons.
  7. Is the iPad in trouble?
  8. What are sped-up songs and why are they so popular? Here’s an explanation.
  9. There was another experiment replacing human DJs with an AI-equivalent. It did not work out well.
  10. Creed is back in a big way, thanks to sports teams. This is being called “The Creedaissance.
  11. Marilyn Manson’s nose-blowing/loogie/snot rocket lawsuit is back on the court docket.
  12. For some, life beyond music involves making corn mazes.
  13. The audiobook version of Barbra Streisand’s 992-page memoir runs over 48 hours.
  14. If you need a little guitar amp knowledge, check this out. (Via Mark)
  15. It looks like YouTube is cracking down on ad blockers.
  16. AI thinks that if Whitney Houston had lived, she’d now look like this. Maybe.
  17. Are you having music troubles with iOS 17.1 when it comes to music? Here’s another look.

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BONUS: The horror. (Via Tom) And if that’s not enough

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