Random music news for Saturday, April 17, 2021

Got my first vaccine shot yesterday. Do your work, Bill Gates nanobots! You know where I am. Moving to music news for April 17, 2021.

  1. Two hundred and seventy-seven people who were fleeced by the Fyre Festival back in 2017 will receive US$7,200 as part of a class-action payout.
  2. Dr. Dre’s divorce proceedings are not going well.
  3. R Kelly has a new trial date for his sex crimes.
  4. Alanis Morissette has a new song called “I Miss the Band” which will benefit music industry pros affected by the coronavirus.
  5. And Mick Jagger is in the NFT business to takes money for independent music venues.
  6. Still with NFTs, this is the first-ever NFT-integrated music video. Watch what New Zealand’s Beacon Bloom does here.
  7. Here comes another Beatles biopic.
  8. A golden retriever ate a pair of AirPods and had to have them surgically removed. The dog is fine and the AirPods still work.
  9. Was this the first-ever livestreamed music festival? It happened in 1995.
  10. More frequencies found in fast radio bursts!
  11. Even Rick Astley can’t figure out the new popularity of “Never Gonna Give You Up” on TikTok.
  12. High-Res Audio streaming company Qobuz (they’re based out of France) has expanded into more countries. Still no Canada, though. (From a press release)
  13. A great question: “Why is everyone so mean to Greta Van Fleet?” Sorry, but I like them.
  14. Have you heard about Arcade Fire’s 45-minute instrumental meditation piece?
  15. This might be helpful for record collections: How to store and display your collection.
  16. Dolby ATMOS mixes for music are gaining popularity. That’s great for music listening on home theatres.
  17. Warner Music Group is the latest major company to take a dive into podcasting.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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 Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • April 17, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Glad you got your first vaccine shot, I got my second one this week, and went to the bar to celebrate. After about 4 hours there, Bill Gates texted me and said he thinks I have been there long enough and should Uber home!


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