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Random music news for Friday, June 7, 2024

People are revisiting a 1995 list in GQ that roasted certain things as “over-rated.” This list has not aged well. We’ll see how music news for June 7, 2024, will be regarded in 10 years.

  1. A songwriter for Beyonce and Rihanna has been accused of rape.
  2. More problems for Diddy, too.
  3. AM radio is about to die forever in Japan. (Via Rick J)
  4. Sure, AI can write lyrics. But who owns those lyrics? Discuss.
  5. Not music but related: There’s now an AI beauty pageant.
  6. Are we really counting all the people who listen to podcasts? Probably not.
  7. Even Metallica’s James Hetfield has anxiety dreams about going to work. (Via Christopher)
  8. Mick Jagger may be 80, but he’s willing to tour even more.
  9. De La Soul has a new doc on all their new re-releases and everything they had to go through. The lesson? Clear your samples, kids.
  10. I may have posted this already, but just in case: A statistical analysis of Nickelback hate.
  11. A secret smart home radio in your Mac? What? (Via Andrew)
  12. Meanwhile, Discord users are getting a “library of 100,000 local AM/FM stations.”
  13. Looking to buy a recording studio? This one is up for sale.
  14. Flavor Flav of Public Enemy is on a crusade to save Red Lobster, which filed for bankruptcy last month.
  15. Simon Cowell in the boy band business. Wanna get involved?

BONUS: NY Giants tight end Darren Waller is divorcing Kelsey Plum who plays in the WNBA. He released this music video. It’s a bit…weird.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random music news for Friday, June 7, 2024

  • How ironic. I have anxiety dreams about the Metallica guys trying to take away my ability to discover and listen to new music (which I then purchase legally, yes)


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