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Random music news for Thursday, August 10, 2023

This is the WORST way to serve chocolate ice cream. Seriously. Why? Music news for Thursday, August 10, isn’t nearly as gross.

  1. Not only did Robbie Robertson die yesterday, so did Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez.
  2. And RIP Jamie Reid, the artist who gave the Sex Pistols their look with artwork posters. He’s died at age 76.
  3. Google and Universal Music are negotiating a deal involving AI deepfakes.
  4. Speaking of AI, Amazon won’t remove fake AI-written books. (Via Rick J)
  5. And how is music changing the music industry? Here’s another opinion.
  6. One of the major record labels believes that the cost of streaming subscriptions will have to rise again.
  7. Goldman Sachs insists that music streaming services “are on the cusp of a major structural change.”
  8. Disgraced former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins–he’s in jail on pedophilia charges–was held hostage, beaten, and stabbed in prison over…guitar lessons.
  9. It’s just become a little easier for international acts to tour Japan.
  10. Did the sun bugger up radio reception and/or GPS signals for you this week? Our star is feeling surly.
  11. I was on the Boom and Bust show with Tony Clement talking about the state of the music industry. Watch here.
  12. If you’re a jazz fan, you might want to look at this upcoming Miles Davis graphic novel biography.
  13. Green Day might be planning something for the 30th anniversary of the Dookie album.
  14. Wanna buy one of Ozzy’s quad bikes? There’s an auction.
  15. There’s a Romanian music event called This Transylvania Dance Festival. You can get free tickets by donating blood.
  16. What?

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BONUS: And now, a political message from Eminem.

Alan Cross

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2 thoughts on “Random music news for Thursday, August 10, 2023

  • No more chocolate ice cream for me!

    Jeez Alan , where do you get this stuff?

    LOL

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