Random music news for Saturday, July 17, 2021

So we’re getting a new Star Trek film after all! Good. Now some music news for July 17, 2021.

  1. RIP rapper Biz Markie at age 57.
  2. Donald Trump is having trouble selling tickets for his arena tour.
  3. “The death of the megahit.” Discuss.
  4. Here was an opportunity to use “Mick Jagger” and “brown sugar” in a headline without talking about the song.
  5. Two of the Sex Pistols are suing Johnny Lydon. The problem? Song rights.
  6. Producer Rick Rubin is expanding into film and TV.
  7. Lorde on the roof. (Via Sean)
  8. Here comes another company that wants to buy up song catalogues.
  9. Americans spend four hours a day on apps.
  10. Another Amy Winehouse documentary is on the way.
  11. Want to buy a slice of the royaltiues from the Shrek franchise? You can–but it’ll cost you.
  12. Was this the first true American prog band?
  13. It’s not often we hear about a record selling 10 million copies anymore–but here’s an exception.
  14. Emopalooza!
  15. Britney will now be able to hire her own lawyer.
  16. Want to get your song on Canadian radio? Here are some hints.

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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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