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Random music news for Tuesday, April 9, 2024

This guy was in the middle of a vasectomy in NYC when the earthquake hit last week. Nothing quite that earthshattering with music news for April 9, 2024, but still…

  1. Surprise! Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” jumped to the #1 spot on the US iTunes chart 41 years after it was released.
  2. Speaking of yesterday’s eclipse, what should we do with our eclipse glasses? Here’s a suggestion.
  3. More than 16,000 people have signed a petition to have Ontario’s Hwy 400 named after Gordon Lightfoot.
  4. RIP Keith LeBlanc, pioneering hip-hop drummer.
  5. What are the big music industry trends for 2024? These, probably.
  6. How does software cram the 9+ channels of Spatial Audio into two speakers? Like this.
  7. Meta has new plans to label AI-created media.
  8. Which makes more money from ads, Instagram or YouTube? Guess again.
  9. There’s a new Nirvana exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. (Via Sean)
  10. Hole’s Eric Erlandson has some regrets.
  11. Interesting in punk rock documentaries? You might want to check this one out.
  12. Morgan Wallen is a dummy. But he says he has an excuse.
  13. WinAmp for Macs is back. So retro!
  14. People are still buying CD players. Here are the best of the current lot.
  15. Here are three examples of AI-generated songs: “Do They See Me?“, “I Am a Robot Girl,” and “My Pain.” (Prompted by Walter.)

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BONUS: This.

BONUS BONUS: Great technique!

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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