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Random music news for Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Yes, it’s Bono’s birthday today (he’s 63). But it’s also my Dad’s birthday today. He turns 89 (his present is 89 LottoMax tickets. Wouldn’t that make for a nice story?) Meanwhile, where’s some very fresh music news for May 10, 2023.

  1. Frankie Goes to Hollywood came back for Eurovision. The results were confusing.
  2. But the most important craziness involves the Eurovision contest itself. Here’s what happened on Tuesday.
  3. Ed Sheeran has the fastest-selling album of the year so far. Not surprising, given the number of partnerships he has to promote this record. (Here’s one.)
  4. Fix the Tix is a new coalition looking to improve the concert ticket buying experience for fans.
  5. Fortnite is now an Olympic sport. You read that correctly.
  6. There’s a suggestion to name Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square after Gordon Lightfoot.
  7. Did you know there’s an official soundtrack to King Charles’ coronation? It’s apparently “an incredible 3D musical experience.”
  8. Are some online sites blocking AI music? It’s starting to look like it.
  9. Meanwhile, this AI music generator is pumping out 20,000 songs per day. Spotify is okay with that.
  10. You shouldn’t care too much about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here’s why.
  11. The 50 worst decisions made in in music. (Via Rick J)
  12. Yeah, that’s a good reason to fire your vocalist.
  13. Fun: Seven super-crazy musical inventions.
  14. Well, it made sense at the time.
  15. Sir Noel and Sir Liam? NEVER!
  16. That’ll certain be seismic.
  17. Clapper: The TikTok for parents of TikTok users.

BONUS: Death Star hold music.

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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One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, May 10, 2023

  • Is Dad a rocker?

    Kerrang!!!

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