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Random music news for Saturday, June 8, 2024

Here’s something useful: The definitive guide to loading a dishwasher. You’re welcome. And here’s your definitive collection of random music news for June 8, 2024.

  1. RIP the Singing Beagle
  2. Diddy’s empire is crumbling. The signs were already there.
  3. Cool: “The secret Kyiv techno club that does not exist.
  4. Is it possible to avoid Taylor Swift for an entire month? This guy tried an experiment.
  5. Toronto is hoping that Taylor Swift will inject some life into a weak tourist industry.
  6. No one is really sure what to make of Drake’s remix of “Hey There Delilah.” Should we laugh? Or cry?
  7. In other Drake news, he’s dropped US$1 million in bets for the Oilers to win the Stanley Cup and the Mavericks to take the NBA title.
  8. The title of the upcoming Blur documentary is ominous. What are they trying to tell us?
  9. If you like statistics about podcasts, download platforms, and listeners, fill your boots with this
  10. “Manipulated streams” and “modified audio” continue to be a big deal for some songs on Spotify and elsewhere. There’s a new study on the problem.
  11. Stable Audio is a program that can generate musical sounds up to 47 seconds long. This could be very good for beat makers.
  12. There’s an audiobook for Serj Tankian’s memoir. Listen to a sample here.
  13. Someone has re-ranked Apple’s Top 100 albums list. Did they do better?
  14. A new Beatles biopic project is a step closer to going into production.
  15. A music festival in Chicago is being drowned out by the sound of cicadas.
  16. This should be good: An oral history of The Blues Brothers.

BONUS: Robots have won Rubik’s cube. Give up, silly humans.

Alan Cross

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