This is pretty, pretty, pretty good for Larry David. And this music news for August 26 should be pretty, pretty, pretty good for you.
- Gee, R Kelly. That’s pretty bad, even for you.
- Madonna’s daughter has just released a debut single.
- Blur is coming back to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Parklife album.
- This a very nice obituary for Gord Lewis of Teenage Head.
- Gerald Potteron, the British-Canadian filmmaker behind both The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and batshit crazy Heavy Metal, has died at 91.
- Here are some very weird celebrity items that have gone up for auction.
- Here’s a quick refresher course on the whole idea of music publishing.
- Want to take a course in Taylor Swift? You can, but you’ll have to go to a university in Texas.
- Taylor Swift has a new problem: A US$1 million copyright lawsuit over some poetry. This could be interesting.
- Hamilton 1, the evangelical church which thought it could mess with copyright, 0.
- In some parts of the world, the mullet is still considered a sign of strength. Not here, though.
- If U2 doesn’t play at the new MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, I’ll be shocked. (Via Raven)
- Queen Elizabeth likes it when someone drops the needle on the one’s and two’s.
- Is podcasting a “movement?” Discuss.
- This news Sonos speaker looks really interesting.
- Another Russian musician is in trouble for their opinions about the war in Ukraine. (Via Sean)
BONUS: Good effort, dude.