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Random music news for Thursday, October 5, 2023

Arriving back home from Scotland with the wee pup. (See below.) She slept just long enough for me to compile music news for October 5, 2023.

  1. Grimes and Elon Musk are having issues over who gets to see the kids.
  2. AI can now generate CD quality music from just text instructions.
  3. Beyonce’s tour is over. It grossed US$579 million. Taylor Swift: “Aw, sweet, Hold my beer.”
  4. Taylor Swift ALMOST has a US$100 million deal–but circumstances intervened.
  5. Indie 88/Toronto has been sold. Ownership will change pending CRTC approval.
  6. Here’s how you can invest in Shrek’s music royalties. Yes, Shrek.
  7. If you have a Spotify subscription, you get 15 hours of audiobook listening.
  8. Speaking of Spotify, the company has patented a “digital mixtape generator.” Not everyone is happy about it, either. See?
  9. Try again, Matt.
  10. There’s a new biography on Madonna that’s getting good reviews.
  11. A band called Easy life is being sued by EasyJet over their name. Seems petty.
  12. The most defiant songs of all time: Discuss.
  13. They’re not dolls. They’re GWAR action figures.
  14. Jeezus, Roger Waters. I used to be such a fan.
  15. Can AI pop stars make it in the real world? Discuss.

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BONUS: The new wee lass. Snug (that’s the name she chose) will be Squirt’s little sister.

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4 thoughts on “Random music news for Thursday, October 5, 2023

  • What’s the wee lasses’ name?

    • Snug! It was the name that she responded to the most.

  • A very good girl! Perhape Cosmo and Robbie (also very good!) will meet her on the trails. They live at Trafalger and Upper Middle just up from Morrison Creek.


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