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Random music news for Thursday, May 30, 2024

Here’s a new term for a certain type of phone activity: “Dreamscrolling.” We do it a lot, apparently. Scroll through some music news for May 30, 2024.

  1. RIP Bob Mackowycz Sr, the legendary Toronto radio personality.
  2. Universal Music Group has been removed from a Diddy-related sexual assault lawsuits.
  3. I repeat: Forcing Live Nation to sell Ticketmaster will do ZERO to bring down ticket prices. I’m not the only one who thinks this, either. And then there’s this opinion.
  4. Arthur Fogel, Live Nation’s major domo of international touring, is number one on Billboard Canada’s Power Player 2024 list.
  5. Why are so many artists working beyond retirement age? Could this portend a big problem?
  6. Rogers is closing down Canadian podcast network Pacific Content.
  7. When it comes to using copyrighted material to train AI, there are some new negotiations going on.
  8. A company called Water & Music is conducting a survey on music data. You can participate here.
  9. London’s oldest cathedral has plans to construct its own recording studio. Think of the acoustics! The reverb! (Via Christopher)
  10. Jennifer Lopez signed a US$90 million residency deal in Las Vegas. Ben will be happy she’s out of the house.
  11. I’ve already started this new book: 1999: The Year the Record Industry Lost Control. Read an extract here.
  12. Hey, someone’s gotta make bagpipes
  13. This K-pop band offering their latest album on CD. It also comes with a CD player.
  14. Six countries apparently wanted to pull out of Eurovision just 25 minutes before showtime.
  15. The original Monkeemobile is up for sale.

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One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, May 30, 2024

  • #12 Scottish ‘pipes are great. Syrian pipes?…not so much!

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