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Random music news for Thursday, February 16, 2023

Well, someone had to do it, I guess. Thank you? And you can thank me for music news for February 16, 2023.

  1. The science is in: This is the happiests song EVER.
  2. Metallica has sent US$250,000 to aid the victims of the Turkish earthquake.
  3. Rejected by a record label? Chin up. These artists suffered rejection, too.
  4. De La Soul was kept off streaming services because of all the samples in their music. Now their catalogue is available. What’s changed?
  5. Who has a bigger share of streaming, major labels or indies? Think carefully before you answer.
  6. Well, that’s an interesting song subject, eh Lana?
  7. Are you recording the sounds of your travel moments? Maybe we all should.
  8. This school has an interesting Depeche Mode tradition.
  9. This is certainly an odd radio contest.
  10. If you’re a musician, don’t do these things on social media.
  11. “November Rain” by Guns N’Roses has now passed two billion views on YouTube.
  12. I wrote this about music and hearing health for Professional Sound magazine. Heed these warnings!
  13. Is this the most metal of all video game soundtracks? Maybe.
  14. Perhaps we should read the “terms and conditions” on Live Nation’s website more carefully.
  15. Is Richie Sambora going to reunite with Bon Jovi. It’s starting to feel like it.

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