Random music news for Thursday, May 25, 2023

Did you have an old computer with a “turbo” button? It didn’t do what we thought. Music news for May 25, 2023? Exactly what you think.

  1. Fetty Wap is going to prison for six years on drug charges.
  2. Spotify is cloning its podcast hosts using AI.
  3. Taylor Swift may need an exorcist.
  4. This Pete Townshend guitar will probably fetch some big $$$ at auction.’
  5. Still with auctions, Donna Summer’s personal possessions are being sold off.
  6. Weep for this guy: He lost £100,000 worth of vinyl when the storage facility he used burned down.
  7. If you’re going to this Arctic Monkeys gig, you’d better not be wearing perfume.
  8. Maybe AI will be a good thing for music. See what I mean?
  9. SoundCloud laid off 8% of its staff.
  10. The head of Sony Music thinks there’s too much music. He’s right.
  11. Introducing your productivity killer for today: The Mini Moog Factory.
  12. This reaction is pretty much universal.

BONUS: First there was Cocaine Bear. Now there’s Cocaine Shark. I’m not kidding.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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