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Random music news for Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The wealth of the world’s five richest men has doubled since 2020. It may not be long before at least once of them becomes a trillionaire. On that depressing note, here’s music news for January 17, 2024.

  1. “The internet is being ruined by bloated junk.” Discuss.
  2. Diddy will not be attending the Grammy Awards this year, even though he’s nominated. Too many pending sexual assault allegations.
  3. No Sphere for London, England. MSG has pulled out.
  4. It appears that Tay-Tay already has one billion Spotify streams in 2024. It took twelve days. That’s about US$5.1 million in royalties.
  5. Meanwhile, “Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses has passed one billion streams on Spotify.
  6. Amazon Music has picked the artists to click in 2024. A playlist can be found here.
  7. I’m really hoping we’ll get to hear this.
  8. I was today years old when I learned that the voice of Tony the Tiger was once a big radio DJ.
  9. The “secret joys of geriatric rock.” Discuss.
  10. There are new Cannibal Corpse dog collars. I wonder how many people will wear these things?
  11. A BC rapper has been sentenced to life for two murders. It was ruled he confessed to the crimes in a music video.
  12. Green Day vs. the MAGA agenda. And colonoscopies, too, but they’re not against them.
  13. Is the podcast industry shrinking? Maybe.
  14. Canon, the people who make cameras, have released an album called Auto Focus to help photographers get in the zone.
  15. Still not enough emojis for you? Try the Emoji Kitchen!

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BONUS: We need more signs like this.

BONUS BONUS: We need to study more dogs like this. (Via Christopher)

BONUS BONUS BONUS: Deep fakes from to South Park.

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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