Random music news for Friday, February 12, 2021
China says it isn’t building a time machine. Honest. But just in case, let’s get through music news for February 12, 2021, in case the space-time continuum rips.
- It just keeps getting worse with Marilyn Manson’s #MeToo problems.
- And Bruce Springsteen’s DUI problems have begun. But is this over just one shot of tequila?
- Here’s a powerful essay on Canadian musicians trying to survive in the age of COVID.
- And what kind of Canadian music industry do we want to rebuild?
- Music therapists are trying to help COVID patients who are suffering from extreme loneliness.
- You might have heard about the new audio social media app called Clubhouse. Now comes word of something involving Mark Cuban called Fireside.
- What’s still in the Tragically Hip vault? Let’s speculate wildly.
- This musical instrument was played for the first time in 17,000 years.
- *Sigh* Another doom-and-gloom story about radio (in the US, anyway.)
- When the border finally opens with the US, be careful what you might have on your laptop or phone.
- If you look at traditional album sales this week (i.e. CDs and vinyl only), Metallica has five of the top ten best-selling records.
- Spotify has launched a website for songwriters called Noteable.
- I wish my high school had a music program like this.
- If you’re into podcasts, this new app called Podz may help you sort through them all.
- The Canadian broadcasting industry is gearing up for a push to modernize things in Canada. It’s WAY overdue.
- If you remember the late, great music mag Trouser Press, you’ll want to listen to this.
- There’s another book on Leonard Cohen coming.
- Ric Ocasek’s ex-wife had a REALLY rough time after he died.