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Random music news for Saturday, February 3, 2024

The moon is shrinking. Apparently, that’s a problem. No problem with music news for February 3, 2024.

  1. Merck Mecuriadis is out as CEO of the Hipgnosis Song Fund. He’s Canadian and the founder of the fund.
  2. Is this the most disturbing website? It can find every photo of you anywhere.
  3. And this is definitely a very weird movie buff website.
  4. There’s a new app called Intro which, like Cameo, lets you meet and talk to your favourite musician.
  5. Into the right-wing Taylor Swift/Travis Kelce/NFL/Super Bowl conspiracy? This is a good summary of the nonsense.
  6. Travis Kelce won’t be at the Grammys with Tay-Tay Sunday night. He’s a little occupied with the Super Bowl.
  7. Still with the Super Bowl: Twenty years later, people are still mad at Justin Timberlake and “nipplegate.”
  8. Bi-2, a dissdent band made up of members from Russia and Belarus, have moved from Thailand to Israel over deportation fears.
  9. YouTube Music now has more than 100 million paid subscribers in more than 100 countries.
  10. Here’s a list of Canadian songs that are part of Spotify’s Billion Streams Club.
  11. It’s amazing to look at the songs The Beatles gave away.
  12. Kittie, the fierce Canadian metal band, have a new non-alcoholic beverage.
  13. AC/DC’s “Back in Black” has passed one billion views on YouTube.
  14. An unreleased Daft Punk album? It looks like it.
  15. How COVID changed the way we do radio. Discuss.
  16. I would have LOVED to see this.
  17. Mark Knopfler made a TON of money auctioning off his guitar collection.
  18. Ted Nugent has a gig. And it’s about what you’d expect from him.

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Alan Cross

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