Random music news for Thursday, April 15, 2021

Got Zoom fatigue? Science says that while it affects everyone, you’re more apt to get it if you’re female. If you still have the strength, here’s music news for April 15, 2021.

  1. Oh, the home renovation issues of the rich and famous in London.
  2. It’s good to be Drake. See?
  3. Mark Hoppus of blink-182 is selling off some of his gear. Interesting in a little shopping? Go here.
  4. Napster (which is now running as a legal streaming service) has five million users and plans to launch some new services later this year.
  5. A very important question: “Which social media channel is right for your music?
  6. Non-fungible Taylor Swift.” (Don’t worry. It’s not about NFTs. But the article makes some interesting points.)
  7. This is really interesting when it comes to songwriting analysis: “Where did all the chords go?” Fascinating.
  8. Don’t steal from us!
  9. Here’s a heavy discussion on the “philosophy of sound” that’s worth reading. (Via Andrew)
  10. A new David Bowie album? Sort of.
  11. Think about this: Which death of a famous musician ranks the highest amongst music fans? They took a poll.
  12. Bieber apparently had a really bad drug problem. How bad? This bad.
  13. Bieber is also calling out a variety of pastors.
  14. Elton John’s brother is having a COVID lockdown issue.

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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