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Random music news for Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Film trivia: The movie A Fish Called Wanda killed a man. He laughed so hard he had a heart attack and died. Gee, I hope nothing like that happens with the music news report for November 22, 2023…

  1. Glastonbury 2024 sold out in less than an hour.
  2. Spotify is shutting down in Uruguay after a budget bill made unclear how much it required musicians to be paid.
  3. In case you missed it, Snoop isn’t actually giving up weed. It was a marketing thing for a company that sells smokeless stove and fire pits. So it’s a BBQ thing.
  4. Shakira paid a US$7.6 million fine to settle that Spanish tax fraud case.
  5. Was “Now and Then” really the last Beatles song? “Hold on,” says director Peter Jackson. “Not so fast.”
  6. Speaking of which, here’s an interesting trick employed by The Beatles in “Now and Then.” (Via Oreo)
  7. Imedla Mounfield, the wife of Mani, the bass player for the Stone Roses, has died from cancer.
  8. Dolly Parton is apparently taking a break from music to look after her husband who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  9. The death toll at the Supernova Music Festival–the one attacked by Hamas on October 7–has risen by 100 because Israeli forces accidentally shot some attendees.
  10. Who will be the next big act to sign a deal to perform at The Sphere? Could it be The Rolling Stones?
  11. Ex-Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg is recovering from hip and leg surgery.
  12. It looks like Amazon is planning some big changes at its Alexa division.
  13. We need to follow the Anthropic lawsuit. This is a big deal when it comes to AI and music. Here’s the latest.
  14. This billionaire boss paid for 1,200 employees and their families to go to Disneyland Toyko and threw in concerts by Maroon 5 and Calvin Harris. And how is your day at work going?

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Alan Cross

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