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Random music news for Thursday, April 13, 2023

Looking for a unique place to hold your wedding? What about this? Moving on to music news for April 13, 2023…

  1. Murray Acton of Dayglo Abortions is suffering from colon cancer and needs help. There’s a GoFundMe program. (Via John)
  2. The Who isn’t keen on touring North America again. Here’s why.
  3. George Thorogood has had to cancel some shows because of a “serious medical condition.” He needs surgery.
  4. The theme to Super Mario Bros will become the first video game music to be in the US Library of Congress.
  5. In which musical genres do we find non-binary and women best represented? You might be surprised.
  6. Is this a reliable mock-up of the iPhone 15? Could be.
  7. Interesting: Going forward, UK smart speakers must be able to play UK radio stations.
  8. Baby Shark: The podcast.
  9. This AI program seeks to replace human voiceover artists/narrators using “real human & emotion based voice over feature.”
  10. And analysts are starting to believe that AI will be a major threat to the music industry. Will no one save us from the robots?
  11. The latest country to think about banning TikTok? Vietnam.
  12. New to Radiohead? Then they might sound like this to you.
  13. Rihanna has overtaken Katy Perry as the most-followd woman on Twitter.
  14. Cheap headline: “Want to Get into Janet Jackson’s Pants?” But it’s meant to be taken literally.
  15. It’s been a slow week for music news, but this slow?

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BONUS: Remembering the 8-track tape.

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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