Random music news for Thursday, April 21, 2022

As you read this, I’m somewhere between Singapore and Toronto connecting through Doha. I have no idea what time it is. I’m not even sure that I’m filing music news for April 21, 2022. But let’s go with it, okay?

  1. Here’s a shock: As mask mandates fall away, more touring performers are postponing shows because they’ve got COVID.
  2. A good conversation with Merck Mercuriadis about buying up song catalogues.
  3. We now have the first bioplastic vinyl record.
  4. The music industry term “master recording” is deemed racist.
  5. There’s a movement in the UK to get the government to recognize the power of music when it comes to health.
  6. There’s a Rush tribute EP coming for Record Store next week.
  7. Blur, “Song 2,” take 2. (Via Sean)
  8. How’s your internet slang?
  9. I can now buy royalties in what?
  10. “Why Is So Much Current Music About Nothing But Bullshit?” Discuss.
  11. The “Netflixification of radio?” What’s that? This.
  12. Can sound waves eliminate liver cancer? Maybe.
  13. Judas Priest finally goes biblical–well, in a Rob Halford sense, anyway.
  14. Well, that’s one way to use Lego.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Do you have “poster’s disease?”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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