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Random music news for Wednesday, May 31, 2023

I wish I was as tired at bedtime as I am at 2:00 in the afternoon. You? How about some music news for May 31, 2023?

  1. Private gigs: The music industry’s dirty little secret.
  2. Canada’s first ever queer music festival is happening this weekend in Toronto.
  3. Proof that AM radio works in an emergency.
  4. How many boxes can you tick on this checklist?
  5. You had no idea you were being annoying? Really?
  6. Record executive Clive Davis is working on a doc about the Grammy Awards.
  7. Johnny Depp’s bad ankle has sidelined a Hollywood Vampires your.
  8. Nick Cave advocates separating art from the acts of its creators.
  9. Glastonbury will rickroll crowds this year.
  10. The UK Government is forming a committee that will look at musicians’ pay from streaming.
  11. Interesting: Streaming is helping local artists in some countries become more popular where they live.
  12. This Singaporean singer finds herself less popular than her unauthorized AI clone that arose in China.
  13. This site will create a playlist based on any book you might be reading.
  14. It’s Sonos 1, Google 0.
  15. This hardcore band is fronted by a 7-year-old.

BONUS: More AI fun with fake Lana Del Rey singing Tina Turner’s “Private Dancer.” (Via Keith)

BONUS BONUS: Jim Morrison does Lana.

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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