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Random music news for Saturday, March 18, 2023

BOOM! And BOOM AGAIN! Now we move to music news for March 18, 2023.

  1. General Motors is going to integrate ChatGPT in future vehicles.
  2. Meanwhile, check out the Human Artistry Campaign, launched by 40 organizations at SXSW this week. They’re worried about AI taking over the creative space, including the making of music.
  3. Bono: Sorry/not sorry for U2’s grandiosity.
  4. Did you watch The Last of Us on HBO? Spotify has been tracking the popularity of songs used in the show. Depeche Mode and Pearl Jam must be happy.
  5. Need help in creating playlist? This app might help.
  6. Apple is once again the favourite place to get podcasts, taking the lead back from Spotify.
  7. Brazil is finally cracking down on music pirates. At least a bit.
  8. Here’s a good review of U2’s Songs of Surrender. I think it’s spot-on.
  9. Roger Waters is threatening to sue the German government over concert cancellations.
  10. Agent Elvis?” Coming to Netflix.
  11. Coming up this winter, Stanford University will offer a new course that will spend ten weeks examining a single Taylor Swift song: “All Too Well (Ten Minute Version).” (Via Popbitch)
  12. Want AI to write you a song based on your parameters? Go here.
  13. Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, maybe the best concert film of all time, is coming back for its 40th anniversary.
  14. The 10 heaviest bands of all time? Discuss.
  15. A “biofeedback stage show?” What is that, Peter Gabriel?

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BONUS: Some gym bros believe that eating dogfood for protein is a good thing.

Alan Cross

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