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Random music news for Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Who’s a good boy? This boy! I’d like to think my dogs would to the same with me. Moving to music news for October 25, 2023…

  1. Is Apple Music paying more in royalties to artists who have remixed their songs in Spatial Audio? Maybe.
  2. It looks like there soon could be some horse-trading of catalogues between Hipgnosis and Blackstone.
  3. What does the White House have against The B-52s?
  4. Robert Plant recently performed “Stairway to Heaven” for the first time in 16 years. Watch.
  5. Pete Townshend is working on yet another rock opera.
  6. Ozzy has just released his annual Halloween playlist.
  7. There are more Britney revelations from her memoir.
  8. What does Spotify CEO Daniel Ek think about AI in audio advertising? This. As someone who does commercials for a living, this is terrifying.
  9. The MTV Europe Music Awards have been canceled. Here’s why.
  10. Mike Mills of REM has listed his Hollywood house for US$6 million.
  11. Billy McFarland, the Fyre Festival scammer, is facing more legal action.
  12. Universal Music has opened a “concept store” in Tokyo.
  13. James Blunt lost a lot of money trying to grow a hallucinogenic fruit.
  14. Fun historical fact: Back in the 70s, future members of Metallica and Faith No More were in the same band.
  15. This K-pop band (never heard of them, but I’m not exactly in their demo) has 5.2 million pre-orders for their new album.
  16. Radio: Still holding its own with the 18-34 demo.
  17. But Gen Z is much more likely than average to stream music every day.
  18. Pink: Just say no to drugs. “I nearly died.”
  19. Madonna on her bacterial infection: “I nearly died.”

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Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, October 25, 2023

  • IMHO, we don’t deserve our dogs. But they obviously see something in us they like!

    My two send the love to yours!

    BTW Alan, I have Cosmo and Robbie’s front paws tattoed on my right arm – how ’bout you?


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