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Top 10 April Fools Day Jokes In Music & Social Media 2013

image from's April 1st and to make sure that you don't miss out on any of the fun, here is our list of top April Fools day pranks in music and social media.

1. Ted Nugent and Radiohead are working on a pro-hunting musical

2. You Tube Says It's Shutting Down after a year "Best Video" contest

3. Twitter launches Twttr 2 tiered service: $5 monthly to use vowels

4. Starting May 1, all Warner albums will be funded by

5. David Bowie To Open Pet Shop called 'The Spiders From Mars'

6. Spotify planning ‘SpotiPhone’ Android smartphone to disrupt Apple

7. Google Acquiring Spotify In $4.2 Billion Deal

8. Soundcloud launches The Dropometer

9. Sony Launches Headphones for Cats

9. Prohibition 2.0: Music Executives Take Legal Action and Remove All Digital Music

What are your favorite music or social media April Fools pranks of this or any year?

** As of this morning Bob Lesetz had only published Warner Goes Kickstarter via email.  Here's an expert:

"Starting May 1st, all Warner albums will be funded by

Perennially third, the smallest of the three majors saw a
need to shake it up, to move ahead of Sony and Universal in the game of music
production. Lucian Grainge bought EMI, believing it was all about market share,
economies of scale…but that's positively old school. Today you drill down
into the niches, you solidify your relationship with your fan base, you grow
from the bottom up, not the top down.

Yes, Stephen Cooper has just thrown a curve ball so wide,
Doug Morris won't even see it."


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  1. Another honorable mention for today:
    RT @sfmusictech: Very excited to announce that the next SF MusicTech Summit will take place a week from tomorrow. 😉

  2. @ThatEricAlper had a slew of them all morning on Twitter:
    Breaking News: Paul and Ringo from The Beatles join Pete and Roger from The Who to form The Whotles!
    Pink Floyd reunites, announces tour with Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine. Steve Winwood to replace Richard Wright.
    Lou Reed to perform 1st concert from Moon in August. “I plan on having a one-way ticket there, because I hate all of you.”
    Divinyls, Flock of Seagulls, Deee-Lite, Toni Basil & Nena to record charity single for themselves, “Think About Us.”
    The Smiths reform for Glastonbury, 2013! Morrissey: “We’ve teased you long enough, you suffering, inconsolable, pessimist children.”
    Liam Gallagher Google Translate App launches in May: Speak into it, & it’ll spew into Manchester accent with generous swearing.
    “Glee” cast to perform chorus from every song ever written in 6748-hour episode airing next month.
    and on and on….

  3. God I’m so stupid. That or/and I was blinded for my hate for Lefsetz! I was just about to type why anyone listens to this idiot, then I read the article like the gullible bumbledhead sucker that I am and started believing what Lefsetz wrote and felt glad I read the article. In other words my hate turned to intrigue then embarrassment; being an aspiring professional artist I had to broadcast these emotions! *sighs*

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