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Random music news for Thursday, August 24, 2023

Yo-yos: Still a thing. So is music news for August 24, 2023.

  1. Is there dissension in Swiftie Land? Maybe a little.
  2. And then there’s this poor (ex) security guard.
  3. Text-to-music AI apps keep multiplying. Here’s the latest.
  4. And here’s another prediction about how AI is going to revolutionize the music business.
  5. Who’s left for Scooter Braun to manage? Here’s a list.
  6. Since Brexit, about a quarter of music industry workers have had no work in the EU.
  7. Mantra of the Cosmos is a new supergroup: Zak Starkey (son of Ringo), his wife Sharna, Shaun and Bez of Happy Mondays, Andy Bell of Oasis, and Brix Smith of The Fall. Listen here.
  8. Having a rough summer? Then maybe you need Spotify’s Summer Bummer Playlist.
  9. This Ronan Farrow story on Elon Musk in The New Yorker is terrifying.
  10. Can Bono and The Edge sit down for a quiet curry lunch without being noticed? Apparently so.
  11. Aliens were supposed to call back this week. Did they?
  12. Define “podcast.” I’ll wait.
  13. In ukulele news
  14. There’s been a development in the world of vinyl.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks as of today. In fact, it’s everywhere. Summer’s done.

BONUS BONUS: Whatever this is.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, August 24, 2023

  • Andy Bell … of OASIS!?!?


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