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Random music news for Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The Partridge Family house has been demolished. If you’re of a certain age, a little bit of you just died. Let’s resurrect your spirits with some music news for April 25, 2023.

  1. The Foo Fighters take the stage in 30 days. Any drummer news, guys?
  2. Spotify’s secret: Three layers of AI-driven algorithms.
  3. Elon Musk’s latest gambit to save Twitter is to threaten advertisers. That should work. (Via Rick J)
  4. The blue checkmark fiasco is even worse that we’ve been told.
  5. A woman in Mexico has turned her boyfriend’s annoying snoring into a hit Spotify playlist.
  6. Ever get a song stuck in your head? Here’s the science behind earworms. (Rick J again)
  7. What could voice cloning mean for society? The BBC takes a look. (Via Sean)
  8. The Proclaimers have had their big song removed from King Charles coronation compilation.
  9. AI is really going to impact the art of making music videos. This is actually pretty cool.
  10. So is this: AI was used to complete the Beach Boys’ Smile album.
  11. Meanwhile, Canadian computer experts are urging the government to pass AI laws now.
  12. Netflix now comprises between 7 and 8% of all US TV viewing.
  13. Two different guitarists collapsed onstage recently: Morbid Angel guitarist Trey Azagthoth (onstage) and Accept guitarist Philip Shouse (on a plane).
  14. Afroman is running for president. He wants to be “Pot Head of State.”
  15. Interesting list: Top 10 Cancelled Songs.
  16. Remember when Web3 was the next big thing for music? Now, maybe not so much.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: This is fun. This history of mobile phone design. (Via Sean)

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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