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Random music news for Saturday, March 16, 2024

Just in case you need more to be worried about, leprosy is spreading in the US. Florida, mainly. Calm yourself with a little music news for March 16, 2024.

  1. If you’re going to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, you should know that Guinness actually tastes better while listening to Irish music. It’s science!
  2. The US isn’t the only country that has a problem with TikTok. These nations have also banned/restricted the app. (Canada is on the list.)
  3. A panel on AI in music at SXSW was booed.
  4. Fun: An AI fail.
  5. Canada is working to shut down nine “streaming manipulation sites” that operate in the country.
  6. French streamer Deezer has deleted 26 million “useless” tracks. Here’s what that means.
  7. If you have awful taste in music, you might be able to blame your parents.
  8. Adidas is going to donate US$150 million to anti-hate groups. The money will come from the sale of Yeezy shoes.
  9. Two ticket scalpers in the UK have been convicted of fraud over the buying and reselling of concert tickets worth £6.5 million.
  10. If you’re a radio nerd, check out this package of WLS jingles.
  11. What makes an album the greatest of all time? This. Discuss.
  12. Given all the new technology from Apple and Meta, what’s the state of VR concerts? (Via Bobby)
  13. Sweden is a music industry monster. Can the country maintain its position? Let’s ask.
  14. Berlin’s techno scene has been recognized by UNESCO. Wait–what?
  15. Singapore and Indonesia seem to be ready to cooperate on a “world-class concert event.”
  16. If Labour wins the next British election, they’re promising to do something about the price of concert tickets from secondary sellers.

BONUS: Robotaxis are now on the streets in LA. What could possibly go wrong?

BONUS BONUS: Let’s play a stupid game!

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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