I’m officially off on vacation until July 12, but I can’t ignore music news, you know? Here’s what’s happening for July 2, 2021.
- Eleven years after he died, Ronnie James Dio will finally publish his autobiography. Wait–what?
- A fourth accuser has sued Marilyn Manson, alleging rape, human trafficking, unlawful imprisonment, choking, cutting with a knife, whipping, and biting.
- Now Katy Perry is into NFTs. There’s a Las Vegas connection.
- COVID has apparently taken a big financial toll on Elton John. He’s having some trouble.
- I was on the Canadian Musician podcast talking about NFTs, spatial audio, and more. Listen here.
- This would be an interesting way to listen to a concert–while at the concert.
- This is weird, Old Spice.
- And the largest smartphone market in the world today is…
- Green Day has released some limited-edition vinyl as they tease more new music.
- This post-COVID (fingers crossed) concert in New York’s Central Park has added big names.
- Britney: Still not free. And on a related note, she’s not the first person to be treated this way. See?
- This would be a blow for the future of HD-Radio. Question: Will anyone notice?
- MTV’s 40th anniversary is coming up August 1. Even the AARP is looking back. (Via Tom)
- “Exclusive stories” on Instagram? It’s now a thing that people will have to pay for.
- The first sports broadcast happened on the radio 100 years ago today. It was for a boxing match.
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