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Random music news for Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Coffin-aged wine? Perfect for today, I suppose. Moving from booze to music news for October 31, 2023. BTW, don’t be surprised to see Taylor Swifts and Adeles show up at your door extorting candy. Hey, Lana Dey Rey ran into Lana Del Rey.

  1. Ronnie James Dio is no longer with us, of course, but he may have been spotted riding this comet.
  2. Billboard has this list of the all-time top-charting Halloween songs.
  3. Naturally, there are Taylor Swift-themed Halloween pumpkins.
  4. If you feed a text-to-music AI some written music reviews, what kind of music will it compose? Someone tried that.
  5. Anthropic, the AI music company being used by Universal Music, may also have benefited from a US$2 billion investment from Google as well as US$4 billion from Amazon.
  6. Judy Martin, the wife of Beatles producer George Martin, has died at the age of 95.
  7. Anyone else having this music problem with iOS 17.1? (Via Gordie)
  8. Eminem is now selling “Mom’s Spaghetti Pasta Sauce.” What took him so long?
  9. Useful: Explaining every stage of music production. (Via Mark)
  10. Wait: James Blunt blaming himself for the death of Carrie Fisher?
  11. Fine. Whatever.
  12. Fun: Henry Rollins on Iggy Pop. (Via Rick J)
  13. Live Nation has responded to a US senator’s demands on ticket pricing. Discuss.
  14. Looking for a more versatile music player? Take a look at Moosync.
  15. Wait. Gen Z is into bossa nova? Thanks, TikTok.
  16. This is one of the last guys I’d expect to see sing the national anthem at a basketball game.

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BONUS: In some places, it’s illegal to go trick or treating if you’re over 12]. I like it.

BONUS BONUS: Behold the terror of The Apprehension Engine.

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