Random music news for Saturday, June 19, 2021

  1. Apple Music might end up in more places in the near future. Here’s why.
  2. Deezer is offering samples of its new 360 Audio. Listen here.
  3. Someone has been tracking bad YouTube ads.
  4. Into the DC Universe? Then take a look and listen to this. (Via Sean)
  5. A newly-discovered frog in Ecudarian Andes has been named after Led Zeppelin. (Via Andrew)
  6. Over the last few weeks, Sinead O’Connor has retired, unretired, and now retired again.
  7. Noodles of The Offspring has undergone a second round of eye surgery.
  8. Canadians with the AstraZeneca shot won’t be welcome at US concerts and festivals.
  9. Jerry Garcia hand-picked cannabis. It’s legal, of course. What a long, strange trip it’s been, huh?
  10. Is the musical NFT thing waning? Maybe not.
  11. But I don’t wanna subscribe to Disney+ to see The Beatles Get Back doc!
  12. Facebook has a new indie music program. Interesting…
  13. If you’re a fan of album artwork, read this.
  14. Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” has passed one billion views on YouTube.

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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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