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Random music news for Tuesday, February 28, 2023

February is almost done. Good riddance. Three weeks until spring. No waiting on music news for February, 28, 2023, though. It’s busy, too. Very, very busy.

  1. David Bowie will soon live again as part of a new virtual reality concert.
  2. Mick Jagger’s ex-wives seem happy.
  3. Canadian privacy authorities are going to check into TikTok.
  4. Meanwhile, the EU isn’t happy with the way Apple Music handles streaming.
  5. The “heart” button is gone from Spotify. To add a song to your playlist, there’s now a “+” sign.
  6. Study: Music in the right frequency may ease the symptoms of Long Covid.
  7. It’s not just Canadian artists, Fewer British acts will tour the US because of higher visa fees. This will inevitably affect the ability of mid-level British acts to come to Canada, too. Coming to North America just wouldn’t be affordable if there were just a couple of Canadian dates. (Via Sean)
  8. Now Facebook/Meta has their own version of ChatGPT. It’s called LLaMA.
  9. Meanwhile, AI is being abused (SHOCKING!) in musical ways like this.
  10. And this billionaire wants to tap into AI for musical use.
  11. Like synthesizers? Check out this coffee table book.
  12. Anthony Ciccone, one of Madonna’s seven siblings, has died. He led a tough life.
  13. The canceling of Roger Waters continues.
  14. Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scanlin just can’t seem to stop getting arrested.
  15. A game-changing guitar pick? Maybe.
  16. Want to record a song with Gene Simmons at Abbey Road? You can–for £5000.
  17. Who would want a garden gnome when you could have Black Sabbath statues?
  18. As you’d expect, StubHub isn’t happy about the new Fair Ticketing Act proposal in the US.

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BONUS: March of the geese.

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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