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Random music news for Thursday, February 29, 2024

If you’re paid an hourly wage, congratulations. You’re making an extra day’s wages this year. For the rest of us salaried slobs, we’re working for free. And with that cheery thought, here’s music news for February 29, 2024.

  1. Last year, Spotify paid out US$9 billion to artists. Of that, US$4.5 billion went to indie artists and labels.
  2. Atlantic Music Group is the latest label to lay off a bunch of people.
  3. Goth tampons? I guess. They’re called “Vampons.”
  4. Tay-Tay’s dad is accused of punching a pap.
  5. A Ford Falcon once owned by Jimmy Buffet sold for US$258,500.
  6. Ringo was on PBS talking about his time in The Beatles. People cannot get enough of this stuff.
  7. Small fish. BIG sound. (Via Sean)
  8. Despite all kinds of security features, songs are still getting leaked.
  9. I could use some bodyguards like these. Gotta protect the kicks, you know?
  10. K-Pop is bringing in more money than ever. See?
  11. TikTok is removing more music affiliated with Univeral Group. About 30% of the music once used by TikTok before this big royalty dispute came from UMG.
  12. Wait: There’s an underground floppy disc music scene? Apparently so.
  13. A Nashville hardcore band called Llorona has fired their vocalist for allegedly a bandmember with–wait for it–estrogen.
  14. Ministry…coffee?

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BONUS: What could these ducks possibly be shopping for?

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One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, February 29, 2024

  • #5. My parents had the station wagon. 3 on the tree and a great car to drive.


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