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Random music news for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Jeezus. We’re FINALLY at the end of January. Next up: 28 29 day of February. Ugh. Here’s what we’ve got for music news on January 31, 2024.

  1. There are now 14 BILLION views on YouTube. “It’s not a platform. It’s infrastructure.” Truth.
  2. The music industry is betting big on AI. Let’s take a look at what that means.
  3. The lawsuits over Jimi Hendrix’s legacy continues. Now the estates of his bandmates can sue over royalties.
  4. Marilyn Manson has been ordered to pay Evan Rachel Evans’ legal bills in her #MeToo fight against him.
  5. Can you imagine bumping into Adele on the Tube? I can’t either. And that will probably never happen.
  6. Remembering what was possibly the worst rap battle of all time. (Via Christopher)
  7. Can you imagine if Noel Gallagher got into politics? He can. He says his movement would be called “The After Party.”
  8. These songs were at the top of the charts in the 17th century. That is not a typo.
  9. I’m not crying. You’re crying. (Christopher again)
  10. Another big award and honour for Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
  11. This US Congressman wants a sticker on EVs warning if the vehicle doesn’t contain an AM radio.
  12. Report from the Department of Duh: The music industry is still largely a boy’s club.
  13. Want to protect your brain as you age? Learn to play a piano. Heck, learn to play any music instrument.
  14. Kat Von D won that copyright lawsuit over one of her tattoos.
  15. These headphones test your hearing before you use them. Cool.

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BONUS: Yep. (Via Larry)


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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