Random music news for Friday, March 19, 2021

Damn. I was really hoping for aliens, but maybe not. Next time. Drown your disappointment in music news for March 19, 2021.

  1. No Coachella this year. It’s apparently moving from October to April 2022.
  2. If you’re in Toronto, there’s a walking tour of Yonge Street of lost music venues.
  3. Remember the dude skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” on TikTok? He’s trying to sell the original as an NFT. There are problems, however.
  4. Blink-182’s Travis Barker is now in tight with the Kardashians. Kourtney, specifically.
  5. Trouble sleeping? Try these new remixes.
  6. This is a brilliant article on the “lost” Lee Mavers of The La’s.
  7. If you upload material to YouTube, this new tool may help you avoid unfair copyright takedowns.
  8. A singing dog? I’m in.
  9. How much of a carbon footprint does video streaming have? Netflix says they’ve made some calculations.
  10. What would it be like if Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, and Grimes all toured together on this same bus? This.
  11. This is the metal musician fighting Poland’s blasphemy laws. (Via Sean)
  12. The Beastie Boys’ Adam Horowitz is selling this place in New York.
  13. Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler is working on a memoir.
  14. Ringo Starr, still going strong with a new EP. Here’s an interview.
  15. How much does Spotify pay artists? Here’s another analysis.

BONUS: You can now buy a toilet paper NFT.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Friday, March 19, 2021

  • March 24, 2021 at 11:08 am
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    Thanks so much for the Lee Mavers share

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