Music News: BTS, Blink-182, Taylor Swift and Elon Musk

  • Elon thinks he can advise Taylor Swift?
  • BTS signs new deals
  • Blink-182 releases new music
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Elon Musk is an odd dude, right? He's also extremely rich. He might not be much of an inventor, but he is a smart businessperson. He usually hits gold when he goes after a new business venture, which is why Twitter (or X) has been so perplexing, especially now that he seems to be pleading with Taylor Swift to post music on X.

And one might rightfully argue that Taylor Swift is as good of a businessperson as Elon Musk is. She seems to know what she is doing when it comes to every facet of selling her music. Elon Musk suggesting Swift do something is both arrogant and disrespectful.

Taylor Swift knows how to treat her fans and the best way to get her music across, Mr. Musk. To imply she needs help is silly. And Swifties everywhere torched Elon Musk for his presumption.

Taylor Swift gets some unneeded advice from Elon Musk and other Friday news

Blink-182 releases new video amid new tracks

Blink-182 has released a new video that many say is "emotional." The video is for the track "One More Time" with lyrics that clearly relate to the band getting back together following a cancer diagnosis for Mark Hoppus. The band has been very open that had Hoppus not gotten sick, unfortunately, the band might not ever have made new music.

The song is Blick-182 catchy. The other track teased from their new album, also called One More Time, is "More Than You Know."

BTS renews their recording contracts with HYBE and BIGHIT Music

Each member of BTS - RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook - will re-sign exclusive rights deals with HYBE and BIGHIT Music which will be from 2025 onwards. The K-pop masters have been started with Big Hit Entertainment, which became HYBE, in 2013. The band has become global superstars, of course.

The 2025 date is important because over the next couple of years, each member of the group will serve their mandatory military service and all will be done with their service by 2025. This means lots of new music from BTS starting then, most likely.

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