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Random music news for Thursday, December 14, 2023

You may abide by this: Some Big Lebowski memorabilia is going up for auction. And I hope you abide by music news for December 14, 2023.

  1. It’s the time to predict what will happen in music in 2024. I’ll let this woman go first.
  2. Not a good look, Madonna.
  3. Why will Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” NOT go away? Here’s an explanation.
  4. Spotify’s new royalty payment plan is going to hurt emerging artists. Discuss.
  5. Meanwhile, Spotify has struck a podcast deal with some big, big names.
  6. Music consumption is at an all time high but music piracy is still very much a problem: report.
  7. In real estate news, the house once owned by the late Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is listed for US$12 million, Tom Petty’s widow bought this place for US$6.6 million, and Bob Dylan’s grandson bought this place for US$3 million.
  8. After 18 years, no more movies for sale on iTunes.
  9. Even Dave Grohl sleeps in for work
  10. Taylor Swift may be the most-watched person on Vevo in the US, but globally, it’s Karol G.
  11. Taylor Swift’s generosity and charity strikes again. Gotta admire that.
  12. If you can shred well enough, there’s a vending machine in New Zealand that will give you free beer.
  13. The names of thousands of neo-Nazi music fans just got leaked.
  14. People are spending a lot inside of TikTok. About US$10 billion so far.
  15. Netflix has released some year-end viewing numbers for the first time. Anything sound familiar here?
  16. North Toronto is getting a brand new outdoor music venue.
  17. Thousands of Canadian authors are having their worked pirated online and are being used for AI training.

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BONUS: What in the living hell is going on here? (Via Curtis)

Alan Cross

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