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Random music news for Saturday, May 27, 2023

It’s the American Memorial Day long weekend and it appears that everyone has gone camping or to the beach. As a result, news is a little thin. Still, we must report on what’s going with music news for May 27, 2023.

  1. Here are the latest details on Tina Turner’s cause of death. Her friend Cher says Tina knew things were bad. Here are her funeral details.
  2. Celine Dion has canceled all remaining shows in 2023 and 2024 (42 dates!) because of health issues. (From a Sony Music press release.)
  3. There are calls to ban Roger Waters from playing in Manchester.
  4. Scary stat: 75% of artists lose money when it comes to releasing music.
  5. Get ready to pay more for music. (Via Greggory)
  6. Metal mayor. (Via Tom)
  7. Sting: Not a fan of AI music.
  8. Here’s another example of the kind of legal issues we’ll have to deal with when it comes to AI.
  9. TikTok is exploring AI integration with a chatbot.
  10. Meanwhile, Google is preparing to take a shot at TikTok.
  11. The world needs a comprehensive reissue of the Butthole Surfers catalogue. It’s here.
  12. Into video game music? Then this long read is for you.
  13. Napster now lives in Nashville.
  14. There was another concert ticket meltdown, this time involving Harry Styles.
  15. Noel Gallagher: Still king of the insults.

BONUS: Would you let Elon Musk stick one of these in your brain?

BONUS BONUS: A full twelve-minute set on peanut butter jokes.

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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One thought on “Random music news for Saturday, May 27, 2023

  • I would like to see Elon stick that brain link thingy in his head as a proof of concept first, before anyone else. If it is so safe, let him go first.


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