Random music news for Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dinosaur butts. That is all. Now let’s look at music news for January 21, 2021.

  1. Drake is the first artist to pass 50 billion Spotify streams.
  2. Among Donald Trump’s final pardons were Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.
  3. You know Korn’s logo? It was designed in the most simple way. Who knew?
  4. Fall Out Boy played at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Watch their set here.
  5. Heard of Clubhouse yet? It’s an AUDIO social media platform.
  6. British performers continue to push for a “musician’s passport” so they can easily tour the EU. The government isn’t listening. And Roger Daltrey isn’t happy, either.
  7. With all those companies buying up song catalogues, how are they ever going to make their money back? Here are a few hints.
  8. Someone’s not happy with Bob Dylan selling his song catalogue.
  9. Van Morrsion, COVIDIOT.
  10. A good read: The harsh reality about the music business.
  11. The Madden brothers from Good Charlotte just scored with Live Nation buying their successful livestream company.
  12. Rolling Stones…chocolate bars? They’re called Brown Sugar, of course.
  13. Here’s the story of my colleague Kolter at 102.1 the Edge. He’s been fighting cancer.
  14. “Are Music Charts a Thing of the Past?” Discuss.
  15. This is a cool new app for synth fans.

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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