Random music news for Friday, July 16, 2021

That is one DEEP pool! Now let’s get deep with music news for July 16, 2021.

  1. This isn’t good: 954 people got COVID at an outdoor festival in The Netherlands despite compulsory negative tests, vaccines, or other proof of immunity. (Via Andrew)
  2. A Beatles demo featuring unreleased versions of three songs is going up for auction. The initial expectation was that it would sell for £700. Seems low.
  3. Vinyl sales are WAY up this year, but not everyone is happy about that.
  4. I find deepfake audio absolutely terrifying. See?
  5. Looking for some weird Spotify playlists? There’s a Twittter account for that.
  6. Tom DeLonge is now getting into movies. Here’s the scoop on his first feature film.
  7. What is the “YouTube voice?” This.
  8. A candle speaker? Yep.
  9. What’s happening with music online in Canada? Here’s the latest Canadian Online Radio Chart.
  10. Buh-bye NTSC in North America. What does that mean? This. (Via Tom)
  11. More AC/DC beer!
  12. And you can now buy an official Guns N’ Roses bong.
  13. Welcome back, Eddie!
  14. How…romantic.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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