Random music news for Saturday, May 22, 2021

Damn, these little buggers are tough. It’s a good thing they’re so tiny. Over to music news for May 22, 2021…

  1. We now have Noel Gallagher’s price for reforming Oasis: £100 million pounds.
  2. Is Travis Barker currently the most influential person in music? Maybe.
  3. Thank you, Rob Halford!
  4. Have you heard about the Global Music Vault? What songs do you think should be preserved for all time?
  5. This looks like fun: A comedy series about an all-female, all-Muslim punk band. (Via Wes)
  6. And this is fun, too: The Linda Lindas.
  7. TikTok has a new anti-bullying tool.
  8. Snapchat has hit 500 million users a month.
  9. Russell Simmons has sued his ex-wife for fraud.
  10. Cool! A sheet music typewriter. (Via Sean)
  11. If you’re a musician, you might want to check out this tool for building Spotify followers, SoundCloud hits, and email lists.
  12. What’s going on with Apple’s rumoured AR headset? Maybe this.
  13. What is the future of audio and consumers? This panel set to find out.
  14. What’s this, Metallica?

More news? Have a look here.

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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