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Random music news for Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Here come the AI culture wars. This is going to be super-weird. Music news for March 5, 2024? Much more conventional. Mostly.

  1. Disturbing: This report looks at “rampant rape culture” in the music industry.
  2. Taylor Swift is urging people to vote in the Super Tuesday primaries. MAGA is furious.
  3. TikTok has made the music industry lazy. Discuss.
  4. Apple was fined over €1.8 billion by the EU over the rules the App store has for streaming music providers.
  5. YouTube fired about 50 people who were apparently looking to unionize.
  6. The Universal/TikTok standoff over licensing affects about 60% of the most popular songs.
  7. Spotify has a new deal for people who like audiobooks.
  8. Blue Rodeo is auctioning off a guitar to support music therapy programs in Indigenous communities.
  9. Coming this September: A memoir of The Jesus and Mary Chain written by both Jim and William Reid
  10. Tenacious D has covered Britney Spears. (Via Christopher)
  11. Why don’t we hear popular music in podcasts? Oh.
  12. For the last time, Jimmy Page did NOT play on The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me.”
  13. Billy McFarland, the Fyre Festival fraudster, had some interesting things to say on this podcast. (Via Walter)
  14. What’s more popular, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram? You might be surprised.
  15. The singer in a David Bowie tribute band has been arrested for his role in the January 6 riots.
  16. It’s the Saltburn effect. “Murder on the Dancefloor” was the biggest song on the planet in January.

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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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