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Random music news for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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  1. Link Park’s “In the End” has passed one billion streams.
  2. Hipgnosis now owns a music catalogue worth at least US$2.2 billion.
  3. Watch it: Hackers are targeting Spotify and YouTube.
  4. The burglars that stole US$3 million from 50 Cent may have been found.
  5. Here’s a list of all the products Apple previewed at WWDC yesterday.
  6. A hilarious analysis of Donald Trump’s latest inappropriate rally playlist.
  7. Rammstein is auctioning off some of their platinum and gold albums for charity.
  8. Within four years, there will be a smartphone for every person on earth.
  9. Are you ready for an 80 TERABYTE drive in your computer? It’s coming.
  10. The new Foo Fighters single is also in a new commercial from RAM trucks.
  11. MIDI 2.0 is here. Could this mean the end of keyboard dominance in music? (Via Jason)
  12. Well, this was weird.
  13. Got an Amazon-connected device in the house? You might want to read this.
  14. Bruce Springsteen is going back to Broadway.
  15. Here is a list of all the cars Paul McCartney has driven.

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One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Interesting and promising news about the new MIDI 2.0 standard and the increased versatilty and applications it offers for music creation and sound shaping. I especially am interested in how guitar can be used as an input .I wondered what happened to the once vaunted guitar synthesiser , and perhaps MIDI 2.0 is the advance required to make it the infinitely versatile instrument keyboard synthesisers are.Especially for low tech kno types…like me.


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