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Random music news for Saturday, October 28, 2023

After 140 years of work, the official dictionary of the Swedish language has been completed. They started on it in 1883. In music news for October 28, 2023, we have this.

  1. Apple has increased its subscription prices across the board for Canada.
  2. Rogers shut down their Ottawa all-news station and dismissed all the staff.
  3. Meta says 3.96 billion people use its services (Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp) every month.
  4. Fifteen minute TikTok videos? They could be coming.
  5. New England Patriots star Ron Gronkowski thinks there’s too much Taylor Swift on NFL broadcasts. Then again, the latest Chiefs-Chargers game drew record ratings, thanks to the Tay-Tay/Kelce Travis axis.
  6. Queer punks vs. Ron DeSantis. This should be fun.
  7. U2 was joined by Lady Gaga onstage at The Sphere. There have been other duets, too.
  8. Grimes sure loves AI. See?
  9. The Weather Network has also rolled out an AI offering called Your Weather Assistant.
  10. The revelations from Britney Spears’ memoir just keep on coming. One of the latest involves canned chicken.
  11. Want to rent out Chad Smith’s Malibu home? You can. And only US$95,000 a month, too!
  12. Are you in pain? Listen to your favourite music and call me in the morning and tell me how you’re doing.
  13. My money is on Madonna for this.
  14. Uh, thank you, Jack Black?
  15. Shazam has a new “concerts” section to help with live music.
  16. When Dolly Parton releases her ROCKSTAR album next month, there will be theatrical listening events.
  17. Here’s a trailer for the upcoming Guns N’ Roses comic book.
  18. Yeah, I can see this being a problem. (Via Rick J)
  19. Here’s a list of athletes who appeared in music videos.
  20. Almost half of kids in the US listen to podcasts.
  21. No, Elon. Just…no. F*CKING NO!

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BONUS: Why is an Apple USB cable so damned expensive? Here’s why.

BONUS BONUS: Gene Simmons on Jeopardy. (Via Tom)

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2 thoughts on “Random music news for Saturday, October 28, 2023

  • #21 -ain’t gonna happen!

    I wouldn’t trust this clown to order dinner.

  • RON Gronkowski? There are a lot of Gronk brothers, but that’s not one of them. Definitely not the famous one 😀


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