Random music news for Saturday, May 29, 2021

It’s the American Memorial Day long weekend yet there’s still music news to report. Here’s what’s happening for May 29, 2021.

  1. TikTok is becoming even more of a priority when it comes to brands.
  2. This animation is a great summary of how the music industry evolved over 47 years.
  3. Germany is sending €2.5 billion to help its cultural sector recover from COVID. (Via Sean)
  4. Here’s a fun story on popular songs that we grew to hate.
  5. There’s a new dating site for people who have been fully vaccinated. It’s called Vaccidate and the slogan is “Give Love a Shot.”
  6. And this app called “Poparazzi” is billing itself as “the anti selfie selfie club.” [sic]
  7. And there’s this app called “Schmooze” which will match you with someone with a similar sense of humour.
  8. Glass Animals now have their own charity peanut butter.
  9. This podcast looks at the perils of naming your band.
  10. This year’s Pokemon Go Fest has a big music component.
  11. Who’s down with NFTs? Naughty By Nature, evidently.
  12. Almost no one (well, relatively) watched the Billboard Music Awards.
  13. This new film looks at the Beatles’ infamous trip to India in 1968.
  14. Drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine needs knee surgery.
  15. Cool! A musical tour of Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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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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