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.
- David Bowie will soon live again as part of a new virtual reality concert.
- Mick Jagger’s ex-wives seem happy.
- Canadian privacy authorities are going to check into TikTok.
- Meanwhile, the EU isn’t happy with the way Apple Music handles streaming.
- The “heart” button is gone from Spotify. To add a song to your playlist, there’s now a “+” sign.
- Study: Music in the right frequency may ease the symptoms of Long Covid.
- 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)
- Now Facebook/Meta has their own version of ChatGPT. It’s called LLaMA.
- Meanwhile, AI is being abused (SHOCKING!) in musical ways like this.
- And this billionaire wants to tap into AI for musical use.
- Like synthesizers? Check out this coffee table book.
- Anthony Ciccone, one of Madonna’s seven siblings, has died. He led a tough life.
- The canceling of Roger Waters continues.
- Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scanlin just can’t seem to stop getting arrested.
- A game-changing guitar pick? Maybe.
- Want to record a song with Gene Simmons at Abbey Road? You can–for £5000.
- Who would want a garden gnome when you could have Black Sabbath statues?
- As you’d expect, StubHub isn’t happy about the new Fair Ticketing Act proposal in the US.
BONUS: March of the geese.