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Random music news for Thursday, May 23, 2024

Forget the Met Gala. What about the Pet Gala? And what about music news for May 23, 2024?

  1. RIP Charlie Colin, bass player for Train. He died after a fall while house sitting for a friend. He was 58. (Via Andrea)
  2. Diddy has again been accused of sexual assault in yet another lawsuit.
  3. Diddy was once given the key to New York City. People are demanding that the mayor revoke that honour.
  4. Suno, the AI songwriting company, just raised another US$125 million.
  5. New stats show that Spotify is dominating the podcast space.
  6. The most-streamed album by any female artist on Spotify is…not her.
  7. AM radio (specifically the movement to keep AM in cars) has new leadership in Washington.
  8. Zac Brown is suing his wife (they’re estranged) over her Instagram posts.
  9. A judge has blocked the sale of Elvis’ Graceland.
  10. Meanwhile, want to buy Elvis’ personal bible? It’s for sale.
  11. Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg is auctioning off his memorabilia himself. This could be a new revenue trend.
  12. This is an interesting way to release and market a new album.
  13. Sonos is now making headphones.
  14. Here’s another contemplation on the continuing success of vinyl.
  15. Look, I’m all for having the best-sounding stereo possible, but jeez…
  16. Ever wonder about the voice being Apple’s Siri? Here she is.

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BONUS: What song would he be playing? It may take you a second. (Via Tom)

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