Random music news for Thursday, July 15, 2021

I ordered this shirt. This way people won’t be afraid of me yet will still stay away. Moving on to music news for July 15, 2021…

  1. And the latest from the Britney Spears mess is…
  2. Cuban musicians are now getting involved in that country’s protests. This is getting interesting.
  3. Want to know what the future is for music NFTs? Watch this.
  4. There’s more blowback against Spotify’s “Discovery Mode.” What kind of payola is this?
  5. The Wallflowers are back. Here’s an interview with Jakob Dylan. (Via Pamela)
  6. A documentary about Oasis’ gigs at Knebworth is coming out next month.
  7. “Virtual artist record labels.” Yep.
  8. A DJ gig that pays US$1 million a year? Yep.
  9. Stormy Daniels, one of Donald Trump’s porn stars, is going on tour with Eyehategod.
  10. Ed Sheeran is self-isolating because he apparently came into close contact with someone with COVID at the UEFA final.
  11. The time two punk bands went to a psychiatric hospital and things worked out fine. Mostly. (Via Andrew)
  12. Music documentaries picked up a bunch of Emmy nominations.
  13. Could this be a solution to the music industry’s 10-figure “black box” problem?
  14. Record companies are getting slammed by UK politicians over streaming rates.
  15. A famous Swedish rapper has been arrested on charges that he was going to kidnap a rival. (Via Sean)

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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