Random music news for Thursday, January 14, 2021

Just what I need: a robot that will fetch me wine. I also could use some music news for January 14, 2021.

  1. In the latest example of someone taking big money upfront, Bryan Adams’ songwriting partner, Jim Vallance, has sold his rights in Adams’ songs to Round Hill.
  2. Jimi Hendrix’s brother, Leon, is in trouble again for exploiting trademarks that aren’t his.
  3. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have a deal for anyone who wants to “officially bootleg” some albums.
  4. Sony has unveiled its “immersive reality” concert experience. This sounds interesting.
  5. Paul McCartney’s daughter Mary is going to direct a documentary on Abbey Road Studios. I’ll watch that.
  6. Do you use WhatsApp? Better read this.
  7. Are these the royal streaming accounts?
  8. Neil Young is calling for empathy for the people who stormed the US Capitol.
  9. TikTok nuns.
  10. Not a Trump fan. Or a fan of his fans.
  11. Do not rock, Rock.
  12. Billie Eilish is releasing a picture book.
  13. There’s a new guitar collection honouring Eddie Van Halen.
  14. Geddy Lee is going to appear at a gala for the Vancouver Symphony.
  15. A good question (and this has to do with radio): Will there ever be actual self-driving cars?

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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