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Random music news for Monday, September 18, 2023

The 2023 Ignoble Prize Winners are here! It’s the best in weird academic research. And here’s what I researched for music news for September 18, 2023.

  1. The three essential rules of being a good concert-goer: “Shut up. Put your phone away. Don’t be a dick.” Discuss.
  2. Juicing the charts: This really, really sucks.
  3. Russell Brand, as you may know, had a very, very bad weekend.
  4. And so did Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. He made some pretty dumb and offensive comments that had him booted from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  5. Taylor Swift’s concert film could bring in US$100 million in its opening week.
  6. Ozzy needs more surgery for an injury that dates back to his 2003 ATV accident.
  7. Is Britney dating an ex-con ex-employee during her divorce from Sam Asghari? Maybe.
  8. This is a really interesting perspective on vinyl and hip-hop.
  9. Slipknot songs as feminist anthems. Wait–what?
  10. U2 fans believe a new song is imminent. Makes sense given that the band will open their residency at the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas at the end of the month.
  11. A country music station from…Tom Hanks? Yep.
  12. This company is in the business of deepfake music and unofficial chatbots. What could possibly go wrong?
  13. Any cool retro gadgets hanging out somewhere in the house? They could be worth a lot.
  14. How to Spotify and other streaming royalty payouts work? Read this.
  15. A high school band director was apparently given the taser treatment when he refused to end a performance.
  16. It’s been a long time since I bought a new radio. I’m considering this one.

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BONUS: The stuff of Skynet nightmares: battery-free shape-changing flying robots.

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Alan Cross

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