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Random music news for Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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  1. This guy says that someone in Dubai offered him ONE BILLION DOLLARS for his guitar collection.
  2. The Barbie movie soundtrack is a streaming success. Gee, what a shock.
  3. The double handclap: It’s also a Barbie thing.
  4. The official Nickelback documentary will premiere at TIFF in September. (Warning: I think I’m in it.)
  5. What’s left in The Beatles catalogue to reissue? The “red” and “blue” compilations.
  6. Well, that adds to the Cardi B mic-throwing thing.
  7. The double handclap: It’s also a Barbie thing.How much does a record producer make these days? Well, that’s…complicated.
  8. Wanna dress like Elvis? One of his mink coats is up for sale.
  9. On-air staff at radio stations are pretty afraid that AI is coming for their jobs.
  10. TEN Tay-Tay shows at the Rogers Centre in 2024?
  11. Disney is getting out of the DVD and Blu-Ray business. That’s a blow for physical media.
  12. Another screw-up by Twitter X.
  13. Ever hear of paninaro? It’s a style of retro Italian music–and it’s back.
  14. There’s a documentary in the works on Toto’s Bobby Kimball who is also suffering from dementia.
  15. Dolby ATMOS is coming to Playstation 5.

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Alan Cross

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