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Random music news for Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The solution to microplastics in water? Sound. The temporary solution to boredom? Music news for April 19, 2023.

  1. Yes, Spotify went down today just before 8am ET. It was a worldwide thing, too. It came back within an hour.
  2. Google has an AI music generator that will write anyone a five-minute song with a few text prompts.
  3. The Boss has COVID.
  4. Meanwhile, Ozzy is looking better. He was spotted walking without a cane.
  5. U2’s Adam Clayton is an investor in a new streaming service called Roxi.
  6. Amazon Prime Video has a new feature called Dialogue Boost. Using AI, you can now adjust the audio mix of Amazon Prime shows to suit your hearing.
  7. The Guinness Book of World Records seems to have a category for everything. See what I mean?
  8. One million people have now attended the ABBA Voyage production in London. Expect to see more avatar productions like this.
  9. Taylor Swift and sad dads. You’ll see what I mean.
  10. Not a fan of umlaut bands, Ian Anderson?
  11. What is Ed Sheeran doing with all his money? Well, there’s this.
  12. Here’s a career choice: Fake Coachella Influencer.
  13. Survey: 19% of festival goers plan to do more drugs.
  14. Another member of BTS has begun his compulsory military service. K-pop fans are bereft.
  15. Nickelback are now besties with Lizzo.
  16. Let’s do “Great Gig in the Sky” one more time! (Via Larry)

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Alan Cross

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