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Random music news for Saturday, July 1, 2023

Happy Canada Day! Try not to burn things down with fireworks. We have enough smoke problems right now. Here’s what’s making music news for July 1, 2023.

  1. People! STOP THROWING SH!T AT PERFORMERS ONSTAGE!
  2. Spotify has swiped right on Tinder.
  3. Elon is going to have a miserable time fighting the massive music copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Twitter. Here’s why.
  4. A TikTok e-commerce site to rival Amazon? That’s what they say.
  5. Remember The Pirate Bay? It’s back.
  6. Stitcher, the podcast platform, will be shut down this summer and absorbed into SiriusXM.
  7. Goldman Sachs has a new report on the music industry. Among other things, it predicts that the global music market will be worth US$151 billion by 2030. It’s at US$92 billion now.
  8. Matt Helders, the drummer for Arctic Monkeys, is selling this place in LA.
  9. Here some important things to consider when it comes to the use of AI and radio.
  10. AI is coming to podcasting, too. Here’s how. This will actually be a great help.
  11. And the US says that there’s no copyright protection for any AI-generated content. This will be interesting.
  12. Beatboxing orangutans.
  13. Toronto is getting a Japanese-inspired vinyl listening lounge.
  14. This artwork used for an 80s hard rock album just sold for US$6 million.
  15. Finally, you do NOT want to be Ryan Reynolds’ assistant. Here’s why.

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BONUS: Damn, these bring back memories. Then again, I’ve been around for a while.

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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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