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Random music news for Saturday, November 11, 2023

This car set a world speed record for going 275.74 km/h–in reverse. Let’s go straight into music news for November 11, 2023.

  1. Nelly Furtado will host the 2024 Juno Awards in Halifax.
  2. SiriusXM debuted a rebrand and a new $9.99/month streaming app service. Everything debuts December 14.
  3. Beyonce played a gig in Cardiff, Wales. The crowd was “scanned for paedophiles.”
  4. A Rolling Stones gig on Snapchat? Yep.
  5. Remember the Travis Scott Astroworld disaster where all those people died? The court cases continue.
  6. The UK is launching two initiatives to see how music can help with dementia.
  7. I gotta watch this Milli Vanilli documentary on Paramount+. It looks pretty good.
  8. If you’re tracking Travis Kelce when it comes to Taylor Swift’s proximity, here you go.
  9. Mention Taylor Swift, pay a fine.
  10. Earlier this week, Tracy Chapman became the first Black person to win a Country Music Association award.
  11. Meta says it will label political ads that will use AI-generated imagery.
  12. Google is expanding the use of AI in search across to more than 120 countries and territories.
  13. Amazon has laid off people within its Amazon Music team.
  14. Boy George is headed to Broadway.
  15. FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton’s biggest venue for sports and concerts, is getting a $280 million renovation. Would someone PLEASE put an NHL team here?
  16. Dave Grohl is apparently a very aggressive ping-pong player.
  17. Papa Roach’s new merch will be very practical in the kitchen.

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BONUS: I’m not sure if this is real, but it’s sure fun for Caturday. (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

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