Random music news for Saturday, November 13, 2021

Note to some of my neighbours: Can you please take down your Halloween decorations. Do that after we go through some music news for November 13, 2021.

  1. This is a bit weird. A former mayor of Balitmore is now the spokesperson for Travis Scott following the whole Astroworld disaster. (Via Amber)
  2. Meanwhile, Drake–who was onstage with Travis Scott for part of his Astroworld set–went to a strip club the day after all this went down.
  3. There are more than 110 lawsuits connected to the Astroworld issue.
  4. Wait: Some indie artists are now being paid in Bitcoin? Yes.
  5. Gene Simmons of KISS ripped anti-vaxxers a new one.
  6. The story of the infamous Pirate Bay music piracy site is being turned into a TV drama.
  7. More and more people seem to be getting into spoken word audio. That would include podcasts.
  8. Speaking of spoken word material, Spotify just bought the audiobook company Findaway.
  9. Want to help out a “collaborative karaoke app?” Go here.
  10. What’s the best time to post your TikTok video so it has a chance of going viral? About 4 am.
  11. Need a DJ mix for tonight? Try this.


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BONUS: Life on Mars.

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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