Random music news for Monday, June 14, 2021

That’s a lot to pay for a short flight. Still, what a flight, right? Moving on to music news for June 14, 2021.

  1. TikTok has upped its advertising rates–and the rates are EXPENSIVE.
  2. Prepare for another round of purchases of music catalogues. Primary Wave has US$375 million more to spend.
  3. If you’re interested in the recording process, here’s a good explanation of mastering.
  4. A judge refused to reduce bail for Lady Gaga’s accused dognappers.
  5. There’s a problem with restarting festivals in the UK: A lack of portapotties. (Via Sean)
  6. Brian Eno has his one channel on Sonos now. This sounds relaxing. (Sean again)
  7. And speaking of Eno, check out this audio doc on him.
  8. How did The Ramones write their songs? Like this. (Still more Sean)
  9. Having trouble finding Dave Grohl’s From Cradle to Stage, read this. (Via Darren)
  10. Wait: Rod Stewart’s wife is a cop?
  11. And the KISS documentary is out.
  12. If you live in Chicago, you can get a free Lollapalooza ticket if you get vaccinated.
  13. Here’s a good look at the Cocteau Twins. (Via Chris)
  14. Will this be the coolest high school in America? Sound like it could be.

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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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