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Random music news for Saturday, December 16, 2023

Got a dental appointment coming up? You might want to consider this. Let’s try something else for music news for December 16, 2023, okay?

  1. Band on the run: Vladimir Putin is still after Pussy Riot.
  2. We’re about to make some once-in-a-generation decisions about Canadian Content. Are you aware of the stakes?
  3. Britain is plagued with kleptomaniac Christmas carolers.
  4. TikTok seems to have lost all interest in podcasting
  5. LimeWire is back and is looking at taking on the music industry in a completely different way.
  6. The 40 greatest movie soundtracks: Discuss.
  7. General Motors is dumping Apple CarPlay because it believes CarPlay is dangerous.
  8. Meanwhile, Apple has an anti-trust problem with the EU involving an app store fight with Spotify.
  9. Spotify now says that it won’t pull out of Uruguay.
  10. SoundCloud is now profitable.
  11. It’s that’s time of year again when we revisit the story of David Bowie, Bing Crosby, and “Little Drummer Boy.”
  12. Speaking of Bowie, can you imagine if he was a new artist today? He’d never stand a chance.
  13. Iceland is threatening to drop out of Eurvosion 2024 if Israel is allowed to compete. This will get messy.
  14. Having seen U2 at The Sphere in Las Vegas, I’d loved this article on the tech behind the show.
  15. Google’s AI will write music for you based on just a few words.
  16. The Band Name Project. Could make a nice gift. This one, too.

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BONUS: Are you a morning person? It could be something Neanderthal in your genes.

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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