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Random music news for Saturday, July 6, 2024

Japanese is a super high-tech country, right? The government has just announced that they’re getting rid of floppy discs. *checks calendar* Nope. This is still 2024. (Via Sean) Meanwhile in music news for July 6, 2024…

  1. Diddy’s problems just keep getting worse.
  2. Warner Music is threatening AI companies training their models with copyrighted material: “Don’t you dare.”
  3. On that topic, why are labels suing AI companies? Here’s an explainer.
  4. Meanwhile, Sony Music is using the US courts to track down pirate sites that specialize in Japanese music.
  5. Still with Sony, they may have a partner in their purchase of the Queen catalogue.
  6. Avril Lavigne has been appointed to the Order of Canada.
  7. Threads now has 175 million monthly active users. Not bad, but still way behind X.
  8. Do you have this problem with Spotify’s algorithm?
  9. I hear dead people.
  10. AI now lets people remix music videos.
  11. We’ve got to rethink music festivals.”
  12. Really, dude? REALLY?
  13. Call the Office was a legendary venue for people in London, Ontario, There’s now going to be a documentary. (Via Adam)
  14. The latest claim of copyright infringement/musical plagiarism is against Cardi B.
  15. This story pops up every once in a while: The oldest known recording of a human voice. (Sean again)
  16. YouTube has an app just for Tesla vehicles.

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