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Random music news for Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Moose cheese. It’s real. So is music news for March 13, 2024.

  1. There is big auction of cool stuff by the JUNOS in support of MusiCounts, the music education charity. Check it all out here.
  2. How big is vinyl in the UK? It’s now back in the “basket of goods and services” calculation that determines the health of the economy.
  3. Over 90% of American internet users are streaming music. And over half the population pay for an audio subscription. Details here.
  4. TikTok is opening an office in Nashville.
  5. Google is getting a LOT of complaints about deepfakes. Shocking.
  6. Pharell Williams did not have a good time with the audience for his performance at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
  7. The Apple Car is dead. Had the company continued the project, the final product might have looked like this.
  8. Here are a few things we can learn from K-pop successes.
  9. This is Spinal Tap 2 has begun filming. Paul McCartney and Elton John are in the sequel.
  10. Elton John helped raise nearly US$11 million for AIDS Foundation at an annual Oscars party.
  11. Radio is still a big deal with the connected car. See?
  12. Here’s another use for AI in music: Creating new types of samples and loops.
  13. What could possibly go wrong with this?
  14. Surprise! Tay-Tay has her own private island!
  15. This art forgery story features a member of the Barenaked Ladies. (Via Andrew)

BONUS: Donald Trump asked Elon Musk if he wanted to buy Truth Social.

BONUS BONUS: Liars! Give is the truth!

Alan Cross

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