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Random music news for Thursday, June 13, 2024

Space piracy isn’t a problem yet, but these guys are getting ready when Hondo Ohnaka appears. Meanwhile, I’m prepared for music news for June 13, 2024.

  1. RIP Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson, co-vocalist of The Selector.
  2. REM’s original lineup got back together for an interview for the first time in 30 years.
  3. Fake singers: It’s a growing problem that’s not going away. Blame AI abusers.
  4. When was the last time you saw a physical release boasting of hidden tracks? Here’s one.
  5. Question: Does anyone (read: the general public) really care about hi-res audio from Spotify? I do, but that’s just me.
  6. Spotify says that any of these 30 tracks could become the song of the summer of 2024.
  7. Remember the scummy pharma bro Martin Shkreli? The dude who bought that ultra-rare Wu-Tang Clan album? He’s been ordered to turn over any copies he might have made.
  8. More interesting study about the music and the brain: Singing in a choir may help stroke victims recover. (Via Nic)
  9. Metallica is going to headline a Fortnite concert.
  10. Yung Thug’s racketeering trial isn’t going well. His lawyer has been sent to jail for contempt of court.
  11. There’s new Coldplay coming.
  12. More artists are asking “Sign to a major label? Why?”
  13. Deadmau5: “I really don’t like dance music.”
  14. Cool! How earbuds are made.

BONUS: How to spot a Boomer, a Millennial or a Gen Z person with one lyric from one song.

Alan Cross

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