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Random music news for Thursday, May 4, 2024

Mount Everest: Very noisy at night–and for an odd reason. And what other noise is making music news for May 4, 2024?

  1. AI can already turn thoughts to text. How long will it be before it can turn thoughts to music?
  2. TikTok is working on some kind of AI music creation tool.
  3. At the same time, TikTok sister music app Resso is going subscription-only. I wonder if that has anything to do with TikTok’s desire to have an integrated streaming music service.
  4. U2 manager Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher just launched a US$240 million investment fund for AI development.
  5. OpenAI, the company that started all this recent frenzy, is now valued at between US$27-29 billion.
  6. The Florida Panthers tried to use Ticketmaster to ban Canadian fans from the series with the Leafs. It’s not going well.
  7. This is odd: No rap album has reached number one on the Billboard Top 200 album charts yet this year. (From the Trapital newsletter.)
  8. DH Peligro, drummer with the Dead Kennedys and for brief time, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, died back in October. At the time, we heard the cause of death was from a fall. The autopsy now reveals it was from the “combined effects of fentanyl and heroin.” He was suffering from lung cancer, too.
  9. Ed Sheeran is threatening to quit music if he’s found guilty in the current Marvin Gaye copyright infringement trial.
  10. Meanwhile, there’s a new documentary about Ed. It may change some minds.
  11. The Hives are coming back with their first new album in 11 years.
  12. Donna Summer is getting a documentary. Here’s a trailer.
  13. Michael Einziger of Incubus has a new skincare line.
  14. Iva Davies of Icehouse is recovering well from emergency surgery.
  15. Here’s someone we almost never hear from: Gillian Gilbert of New Order.
  16. It’s almost time for Eurovision! Yay!

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BONUS: How about a 3D rendering of the bridge of all 11 versions of The USS Enterprise? (Multiple timeline warning!)

Alan Cross

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