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Random music news for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Need some new fashion accessories for your hamster? Good news! You’re in luck! Once you stop shaking your head, move on to music news for May 17, 2023.

  1. The Village People have finally slapped Donald Trump with a cease-and-desist order over his continued use of the song “Macho Man.”
  2. The three major record companies are now bringing in US$2.9 million per hour, mostly from streaming.
  3. Vinyl sales: Still roaring along.
  4. Another use for AI: Identifying songs that transcend genre.
  5. New study: Bingeing on YouTube can make you sad and lonely.
  6. Holy crap! The artwork for these albums is awful (read: very funny). (Via Andrew)
  7. And here’s another list of vinyl records that are worth big $$$.
  8. Tay-Tay was not happy with the actions of security personnel at one of her recent shows.
  9. Heather Mills, one of Paul McCartney’s ex-wives, has released what’s apparently a shocking documentary.
  10. Ed Sheeran once had a stutter. Here’s how he cured it.
  11. The hype around Apple’s new AR/VR headset is growing. We could see it within weeks.
  12. These are the eight most iconic guitar solos of all time. Discuss.
  13. The theme to Succession has a rap version.
  14. There’s blowback over a new Britney Spears documentary.
  15. Yesterday was Robert and Toyah’s 37th anniversary.

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BONUS: Hah. Funny.

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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