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Random music news for Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Think you know everything about The Simpsons? I’m going to guess that even if you think so, you’ll learn something here. And I know you’ll learn something about music news for August 22, 2023.

  1. This is worth emphasizing again: A US District Court judge has ruled that an AI artistic creation cannot be copyrighted.
  2. Is this why Bruce Springsteen canceled Philadelphia?
  3. Fire has damaged the Vancouver building that once housed the famous Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret music venue.
  4. What do we do about great artists who do bad things? (Via Rick)
  5. Oh, Britney
  6. Devo is retiring after 50 years.
  7. That is an awfully nice gesture for a band called Corpsegrinder.
  8. Don’t panic over the removal of “Fat Bottomed Girls” from a Queen greatest hits album. There’s a reason for this that doesn’t have anything to do with being woke.
  9. Taylor Swift went to a wedding. The bride was not the centre of attention.
  10. Lawyers for The 1975 are still trying negotiate a legal settlement after The Incident at a show in Malaysia.
  11. Meta may launch a web version of Threads this week. Maybe it’s already happening.
  12. Crap startups. Literally.
  13. There’s more new Guns N’ Roses music coming in October.
  14. You may hate this song but it’s passed one billion views on YouTube.

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BONUS: If you’re a Beatles fan, this is worth a look. (Via Tom)

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