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Random music news for Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Scientists say they’ve invented an actual “cone of silence.” And it’s invisible. Let’s try some music news for September 27, 2023.

  1. Here comes the previously-unreleased Sinead O’Connor material.
  2. There’s another hiccup in the Blink-182 tour: Travis Barker tested positive for COVID.
  3. Commercials are coming to Amazon Prime Video–unless you want to pay more.
  4. So how is Twitter/X doing in terms of usage in the Era of Elon? Maybe not so good.
  5. There’s a booze-free LA dance party movement. Discuss.
  6. Spotify has an AI-powered voice cloning tool that can translate podcasts into a bunch of different languages.
  7. And now ChatGPT will actually talk to you in a variety of languages.
  8. One more: Getty Images has announced the availability of AI-generated images.
  9. Okay, one last AI story: Here are the latest plans to regulate AI when it comes to musical artists.
  10. By the end of the year, there will be over 500 songs that have streamed over a billion times on Spotify.
  11. Interesting: “How much music do music-based radio stations really play?”
  12. So is this the new telephone etiquette?
  13. Ed Sheeran is breathing a sigh of release. The estate of Marvin Gaye will not pursue an appeal of the “Thinking Out Loud” plagiarism trial.
  14. Re: Reaction to Taylor Swift dating Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs. There’s this and especially this.
  15. Music is coming to smart TVs. Here’s an example.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: There’s a luxury hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, run by the Taliban.

BONUS BONUS: This is…cute?

BONUS BONUS BONUS: Some very, very high sheep. (Get Google to translate it.)

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