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Random music news for Saturday, March 23, 2024

I don’t know how this guy does this, but wow. Tina Turner would be amazed. Maybe you’ll be amazed at music news for March 23, 2024.

  1. Travis Scott: He and Live Nation are still in a lot of trouble for the Astroworld Festival disaster.
  2. Tennessee is the first US state to pass a law protecting musicians from AI.
  3. The conviction and jailing of this Danish streaming fraud guy is being called “historic.”
  4. Joni Mitchell is following Neil Young and has her music back on Spotify. (Via Christopher)
  5. Meanwhile, Neil is urging Spotify employess to “get out before it eats your soul.” (Christopher again)
  6. Researchers think they’ve figured out how TikTok’s algorithm works.
  7. Here’s Sinead O’Connor’s daughter singing her mom’s biggest song. (Via Danny)
  8. Sending praise to an endangered species: radio’s night owls. (I used to be one.)
  9. Speaking of radio, pop is no longer hot. Country is.
  10. And when it comes to hot music in Canada, it’s Punjabi.
  11. Sharon and Ozzy went to couples counselling. They only made it through 90 minutes.
  12. Ozzy’s health isn’t good. “I can’t stand up right now.”
  13. Michael Jackson’s son Blanket (yes, that’s his name) is taking legal action against his grandmother to stop her from spending his money.
  14. From the world of gadgets, Samsung has a new music frame speaker.

More music news? Go here.

BONUS: Happy belated birthday to William Shatner. He turned 93 yesterday.

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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