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Random music news for Thursday, January 18, 2024

Exhausting, this. Music news for January 18, 2024? Not so much.

  1. Madonna: “Boston. Toronto. What’s the difference?”
  2. Sum 41’s final show ever ever ever will be in Toronto. Appropriate.
  3. Green Day has itself a Super Bowl gig.
  4. And so does Gwen Stefani, courtesy of TikTok.
  5. The largest operator of nightclubs (>45) in the UK has gone into receivership. Higher energy costs and minimum wage increases are to blame. Oh, and people aren’t coming out to dance midweek anymore.
  6. What is “AI catalogue optimization?” This.
  7. Here are the trends we’ll see in music streaming this year.
  8. If I’m honest, I kinda agree with Mos Def about Drake.
  9. This is a weird payphone.
  10. Our copyright laws were not designed to deal with AI, so now what? Let’s discuss.
  11. Mick Mars wins round one in a lawsuit against Motley Crue.
  12. Are you a big gamer? If you’re not careful, you could be at risk for hearing loss.
  13. Audible, the audio book people (and a company owned by Amazon), are laying off 5% of its staff.
  14. The first apps for Apple’s headset are starting to appear in the App Store.
  15. Well, that was a bust. But Snoop Dogg did okay.

BONUS: When should we eat dinner?

Alan Cross

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