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Random music news for Wednesday, February 1, 2023

You know who’s bought a Super Bowl ad this year? Jesus. Yes, Him. Meanwhile, in music news for February 1, 2023…

  1. It is about to get WAY more expensive for a non-American artist to tour the US. That includes Canadians. Here’s why.
  2. I’ve felt this way about The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a while.
  3. The “enshitittification” of TikTok. Read and discuss.
  4. A long but good read: Google’s research paper on its new text-to-music technology.
  5. Is being in a band obsolete? Discuss.
  6. This Michael Jackson biopic looks interesting.
  7. Another Marilyn Manson #MeToo problem. This time it involves with a 16-year-old on a tour bus.
  8. Fyre Festival fraud dude Billy McFarland is asking $1800 an hour for “consulting.”
  9. Sarah McLachlan has a sense of humour.
  10. KISS promises that the end of the road will come this year.
  11. Elton John’s brother seems like an interesting cat.
  12. How’s Jin of BTS doing with his compulsory military service? Well, he won a talent contest.
  13. Good news for R Kelly? Well, not really.
  14. The UK is still really hurting when it comes to the financial health of live music venues.
  15. Spotify now has a “Women of Iran” playlist.
  16. Dude. Really?

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