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Random music news for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

It’s almost here: Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent. I’ll give this a look. Meanwhile, give music news for October 18, 2023, a look, too.

  1. A documentary about the Hamas attack on the Supernova music festival is already in the works.
  2. Will Taylor Swift take down Donald Trump once and for all? Don’t discount the possibility. Here’s why.
  3. Tay-Tay in Deadpool 3? “No comment.”
  4. And her tour security guard has quit to return to Israel to join the IDF.
  5. Britney Spears’ memoir reveals that she had an abortion. The father was Justin Timberlake.
  6. Wilfred Laurier Faculty of Music is ready to offer a Master of Music in Collaboration, Curation, and Creative Performance.
  7. A short-sighted bad idea: The University of Ottawa is defunding CHUO, its campus radio station. This is dumb, dumb, dumb.
  8. Universal Music just created something that will make it possible and legal to include a limited number of full songs in podcasts.
  9. Interesting: Why musicians get the yips.
  10. Two gallons of vodka a day? Jeezus, Tommy Lee.
  11. Spotify has launched an artist merch hub to help fans buy stuff.
  12. What’s going on at Hipgnosis? Royalty payouts are below expectations.
  13. Music has become a “just-in-time” economy. Here’s what that means.
  14. You may notice different ads on YouTube. It’s using AI-powered ads that helps brands “target special cultural moments.”
  15. The latest addition to the Spotify Billion Streams Club is Papa Roach’s “Last Resort.”
  16. Here comes Baby Drake.

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BONUS: Another rave for U2 and The Sphere.

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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