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Random music news for Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Meanwhile, back in Russia: Pensioner, homemade flamethrower, speargun through the neck. You know, a typical day. Music news for June 28, 2023 is much less violent.

  1. It’s quite possible that Taylor Swift’s Eras tour may be the first to gross US$1 billion.
  2. Meanwhile, Elton John’s Glastonbury set on Sunday has created a big bump in his Spotify streams.
  3. A new song is a member of the billion streams club.
  4. The new MuchMusic doc will have screenings across the country. Details here.
  5. Baby metal. The internet is not pleased.
  6. The next big copyright infringement case involves Nicki Minaj and her song “I Lied.”
  7. There’s a new record label that only signs single women with children. It’s called MILF Records. No, really.
  8. Pink was playing a show when a fan threw her mother’s ashes onstage. As you do. (Via Rick J)
  9. Wanna look like Sting at 71? Do this.
  10. The fighting between Mick Mars and the rest of Motley Crue continues to be ugly.
  11. Meanwhile, Mick says he only has “another seven or eight years” left. And when he goes, he wants to be dumped into the Bermuda Triangle.
  12. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has this health update.
  13. A big problem with AI: “music laundering.”
  14. A sign of things to come: A subscription service for virtual reality.
  15. Tribute bands face an interesting problem–a ban!–with Facebook. Here’s why.
  16. Over 100 artists have pledged not to play venues that use facial recognition technology.

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BONUS: Sure. Why not? (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

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