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Random music news for Thursday, April 18, 2024

How can you “accidentally” get divorced. Oh. Now for music news for April 18, 2024.

  1. Has Taylor Swift’s new album leaked? Maybe. Swifties are reacting to that.
  2. Meanwhile, there’s been a big scam involving Tay-Tay tickets in the UK.
  3. Courtney Love finds Taylor Swift “boring.” Cue the Swifty rage.
  4. There may be a class action suit against Live Nation as soon as next month.
  5. Lana Del Rey has tour manager problems.
  6. Quebec wants to reign in ticket resellers. Good luck, but this will be hard.
  7. No more Childish Gambino. Donald Glover is retiring that part of his career.
  8. Another study on pop music: It’s getting slower, angrier, and more repetitive.
  9. What was the best-produced album of all time? Jeff Lynne has an opinion. (Via Christopher)
  10. Red Lobster used AI to create songs about its Chedder Bay Biscuits. There’s side A and side B.
  11. Is your kid constantly destroying headphones? Then you may want to look at these.
  12. It was good to be a Beatle back in the day. See?
  13. Speaking of The Beatles, Disney+ will soon start streaming the original non-Peter Jackson version of Let it Be. (Via Rick)
  14. Tool vinyl, coming soon. (Rick again)
  15. Nature is now official a musician. Here’s what that means.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: In the late 50s and early 60s, the Kuba Komet was the height of home audio-video entertainment. It cost US$1,260, the equivalent of US$13,000 today. Cool? (One more from Rick J)

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