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Random music news for Thursday, April 27, 2023

Hot new trend: Reading obituaries on YouTube. A continuing trend: reporting on music news. Here’s what’s happening on April 27, 2023.

  1. If you get suckered into Fyre Festival Part 2, you get exactly what you deserve.
  2. Spotify has confirmed that it’s working with labels to push back on weird AI-created material.
  3. A Spotify price increase? Maybe soon.
  4. Metallica’s 72 Seasons album saw a launch on Roblox. It got 21 million visits in three days.
  5. Metallica has released all the videos from the album in American sign language. They’re apparently the first rock band to do this.
  6. This might be a first by a famous band, too: Duran Duran is musing the release of a Halloween album.
  7. Beatly Music could be the AI version of The Pirate Bay. Here’s why.
  8. And why are women so under-represented in the world of music producers?
  9. Remember Crazy Town? How are things going with them? Oh.
  10. “Free Billie Eilish?” From what, dude?
  11. Freddie Mercury’s “collection of splendid things” is going up for auction.
  12. Roger Waters won a legal battle to play in Germany despite accusations of antisemitism.
  13. Interesting: The business behind Coachella.
  14. “The End of the Music Industry.” Discuss.
  15. Yes, Frankie Goes to Hollywood is back for the first time in 36 years.
  16. This company is betting big on Bollywood music.
  17. Post Malone + birthday party + flamethrower = A visit from the cops.

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