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Random music news for Thursday, May 16, 2024

If you’re like me and have been wondering about the new season of Family Guy, Fox explains why it’s been held back. On to music news for May 16, 2024.

  1. Diss tracks can be very, very good for business. Just ask Kendrick Lamar.
  2. Some rock stars are having big problems with online imposters. Just ask Def Leppard.
  3. It looks like Tay-Tay’s summer European tour is going to be chaotic. Here’s why.
  4. Meanwhile, a historic German church is going to offer a service featuring Taylor’s music.
  5. Where does our taste in music come from? Let’s try to ask science.
  6. The sponsor and hype man for the US Women’s Olympic water polo team is…Flavor Flav of Public Enemy.
  7. Is fixing radio like fixing Starbucks? Let’s look at that.
  8. Here’s another heart wrenching story about how musicians are suffering. In the UK, they’re skipping meals to survive. (Via Christopher)
  9. Music publishers are unhappy with Spotify–again.
  10. People in the UK are going clubbing at an old IKEA. There’s gotta be a joke in there somewhere but I can’t think of one.
  11. Streaming TV is starting to look like old-school broadcast TV. Here’s what I mean.
  12. Apple’s Logic Pro audio software now has its own studio band.
  13. Artists are taking TikTok-friendly remixes off Spotify. Here’s why.
  14. Here comes the Bruce Springsteen documentary. Disney+ will have it.
  15. Er, what?

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Alan Cross

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