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Random music news for Saturday, May 20, 2023

It was bound to happen: The Girlfriend Experience, AI Version (for $1 a minute). And you know this is just the start, right? Let’s try some music news for May 20, 2023.

  1. Montana has become the first US state to ban TikTok. (Via Rick J)
  2. The new Martin Scorsese movie, Killers of the Flower Moon, is at Cannes. One of the stars is Jack White.
  3. It’ll be Sting vs. The Machines. He doesn’t think much of AI and music.
  4. Here’s another argument for why the charts are broken.
  5. Jimmy Buffet was hospitalized for an undisclosed illness.
  6. This is another mystery song. Can you help identify it?
  7. Amazon says it has shipped more than 500 million Alexa-enabled devices. Last year, 111.7 million smart speakers were sold by all manufacturers.
  8. Up to 60% of American Twitter users have taken a break from the platform in the last year.
  9. This is an interesting new site if you’re looking for song facts.
  10. The internet is forever, right? Maybe not.
  11. Blur’s Damon Albarn says he’d “put money” on an Oasis reunion.
  12. Priscilla Presley wanted to be buried next to Elvis. Nope.
  13. Ed Sheeran and Adele are both really, really rich.
  14. Beyonce’s world tour isn’t exactly environmentally friendly. Her entourage features 550 people, too.
  15. Star Wars burlesque? Yes.
  16. The upcoming Donna Summer doc looks very interesting.
  17. Here’s a close look at the virus that’s keep Justin Bieber off the road.
  18. US Supreme Court: An Andy Warhol painting of Prince violated copyright.
  19. Kayne’s new thing? YZY SOCK SHOES (socks with leather soles.)

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Randy Rainbow has a new one for Ron DeSantis.

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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