Whenever I put an episode of The Ongoing History of New Music together, I have to make sure that I use nothing but the “clean” radio edits of songs (or create ones of our own) lest a naughty word leak out over the airwaves.
This is why this alleged new Apple technology that automatically scans songs for dirty words could actually be helpful to people like me. The patent, which goes by the name of “Management, Replacement and Removal of Explicit Lyrics During Audio Playback,” can apparently detect offending passages and prevent them from reaching delicate ears.
Bad words would be replaced by beeps or by “clean” lyrics. It’s so seamless that the listener doesn’t notice a thing. Presumably, this is an on/off feature. Those who can stand salty/sexy language won’t be burdened with the censoring tech.