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Random music news for Saturday, March 2, 2024

What if you crossed Willy Wonka with the Fyre Festival? You’d get an exhibition that no one would go to. As for music news on March 2, 2024…

  1. Masha Alekhina, a member of Pussy Riot, has another warning about Putin.
  2. Do music videos still matter? Discuss.
  3. Adobe is the latest company to come out with an AI program that turns text into music. (Via Rick J)
  4. Universal Music Group generated US$1 billion per month in 2023. Yet the label is still laying off a ton of people.
  5. And will Universal and TikTok make nice over music licensing? Don’t hold your breath.
  6. IDLES have been selected to open some dates for the Foo Fighters. But the band had to solve a puzzle first.
  7. Advice from Yoko Ono: Smoke your pubic hair. Wait–what?
  8. How about an optical disc that can store 200 terabytes? It’s on the way.
  9. In this interview, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen reveals how he’s died three times–so far.
  10. Interesting: In the US, people in rural areas listen to podcasts more than people living in cities.
  11. The Oscars are coming up. Billie Eilish will perform. So will Ryan Gosling.
  12. The Guardian now has a column called “Swift Notes.” It’s a round-up of everything dealing with you-know-how. (Via Christopher)
  13. A Canadian co-wrote Beyonce’s country song.
  14. The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business had a really interesting interview with Arthur Foegel, Live Nation’s head of global touring.
  15. How can the news business be fixed in this time of media decimation? Read this.
  16. On that note, there were layoffs at Pink Triangle Press.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: This is fun. (Via Ed)

Alan Cross

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