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Random music news for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Rats can learn to drive. Who knew? Now let’s move on to music news for April 17, 2024.

  1. Have influencers killed Coachella? There’s an argument for that.
  2. There’s been a new tentative agreement in the US protecting singers and musicians against AI.
  3. Universal, the label that pulled all its music from TikTok and home to Taylor Swift, was “surprised” that Tay-Tay put her music back on TikTok.
  4. Music streaming platforms will hit one billion paid subscribers this year.
  5. CBS made a big mistake broadcasting a Billy Joel concert.
  6. What’s the latest on Spotify HiFi? This.
  7. Well, that’s one way to beat scalpers
  8. The country star being sued by the wedding band.
  9. Jon Bon Jovi: “I may never sing again.”
  10. This isn’t good for Apple, Spotify, and Meta. They’re all part of the Dirty Dozen sexual exploitation list.
  11. How does vinyl records make a sound? Like this
  12. Imagine having a neighbour like this.
  13. Bad move, BBC 2.
  14. Here come the KISS avatars.
  15. A lot of people already think that radio has begun to use AI in its podcasts.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: When were “the good old days?” It all depends on how old you are.

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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