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Random music news for Saturday, March 11, 2023

Did you know that the 1.44 MB floppy disc is still being used by business? Both Chuck E. Cheese and some older 747s rely on the things. And if you rely on nme to provide music news for March 11, 2023…

  1. The Offspring has successfully fought a lawsuit brought by an ex-drummer regarding at US$35 million catalogue sale.
  2. Earth Wind and Fire is suing Not Earth Wind and Fire. (It’s another real band vs. tribute band battle.)
  3. “Six Ways to Fix the Broken Concert Ticketing System.” Okay, convince me.
  4. Things are really good with the music revenues from paid subscriptions–at least in the US.
  5. Are album reviews dead? Discuss.
  6. This is wild: “Tales of Music in the Psych Ward.” (Hint: Don’t play Fleetwood Mac)
  7. An ex-Apple employee has created a new company (called “gamma”) that will buy up music catalogues. Apple itself seems to be involved somehow, although to what extent is unclear.
  8. Fun! Easter eggs hidden in album cover art.
  9. A Sex Pistols hologram show? Doubtful and unlikely.
  10. Fashion news 1: The vintage concert t-shirt industry has never been bigger.
  11. Fashion news 2: There’s a new trend called “Girly Goth.”
  12. is now using ChatGPT for restaurant recommendations.
  13. Much to my surprise, I’m actually enjoying Daisy Jones & The Six on Amazon. And I’m not alone.
  14. The next sound due for a comeback: Dance-punk. It’s already started.
  15. Hate your record label? Not as much as this woman.
  16. French streamer Deezer says that only 23% of its top 100 artists are women. (From a press release).
  17. The Who’s Roger Daltrey is going to live his dream of driving a train.

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BONUS: Beavis and Butthead turned 30 this month.

Alan Cross

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