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Random music news for Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Hawk Tuah girl is now making tens of thousands for public appearances. The world has gone nuts. Maybe there’s something less crazy in music news for July 9, 2024.

  1. Blur drummer Dave Rowntree ran in last week’s UK election. He lost.
  2. India’s richest man really splashed out for his kid’s wedding. Justin Bieber was paid US$10 million to perform.
  3. The newest in AI? Websim. It’s…wow.
  4. This AI program called Wondercraft will take anything thing you read and translate the recording of your voice into another language.
  5. This is not a chart record that Bon Jovi wanted.
  6. Eddie Van Halen’s “Canadian” guitar is going up for auction. (Am I the only one who has never seen this before?)
  7. Lara Trump was seen/heard working out to some hip-hop. That has not gone down well with GOP people.
  8. Sony is getting out of the recordable Blu-ray disc business. (Via Rick J)
  9. James Hetfield of Metallica has loaned out some of his cool cars. (Rick J again)
  10. Busta Rhymes: Not a fan of phones at his show.
  11. In America, 90% of streaming music goes to Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.
  12. This guy is a Catholic priest. Seriously. And very cool.
  13. This might be the best thing the Muppets ever did. (Via Ed)
  14. Paul Westerberg’s mom died. Her obituary is brilliant.
  15. What should an electric car sound like? Discuss.

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Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, July 9, 2024

  • Own a recordable bluray drive, but literally never used it for that purpose. 99% only ever used it to rip the odd CD I still buy. I did use it to copy some old archived data on DVD-Rs I didn’t quite want to throw away to my NAS.

    I think recordable blurays were still relevant when they were brand new, but hard drive and flash drive capacities have just skyrocketed since. A brand name 512 GB microSD card for my GoPro cost all of $90.


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