Random music news for Saturday, May 15, 2021

I wonder if this cat landed on his feet? I’ll try to find out while you look at music news for May 15, 2021.

  1. When live music returns after COVID, there could be a big labour shortage.
  2. Here’s a proposal about how to help COVID depression with music.
  3. The New York Times Magazine has a great story on the whole NFT gold rush.
  4. The late Mark E. Smith of The Fall had a secret screenplay about satanic bikers.
  5. An explosive question: Who is really writing K-pop songs? This could be a big scandal.
  6. Alice Cooper is preparing to sell his Andy Warhol painting. It’ll go for millions.
  7. How much does Spotify cost in countries around the world? Here’s a breakdown.
  8. This form of Japanese music is my latest obsession.
  9. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is now partners with…a greeting card company?
  10. A Bay Area record store lost about a million records in a suspected arson fire.
  11. Well, of course Ted Nugent would have nice things to say about Tucker Carlson.
  12. About time: A Viking film with Bjork.
  13. These are some bizarre guitars.
  14. This guy is old enough to remember the music of the 90s. So why are these videos going video?

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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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