Random music news for Thursday, June 10, 2021

Scientists have figured out the weight of all the COVID-19 viruses in the world. It’s not much. Ponder that as you browse music news for June 10, 2021.

  1. Slipknot’s new album is almost done.
  2. Need something for the garden? How about a George Harrison gnome?
  3. How does Instagram’s algorithms work? Here’s a bit of a peek behind the curtain.
  4. Twitter has restricted tweets in India from a couple of musicians who annoyed the Indian government.
  5. YouTube is not the monster the music industry once said it was. Here’s why.
  6. A history of England’s best and worst songs for international football tournaments.
  7. Kanye’s new puffy coat.
  8. Edmonton’s music venues may not open until the fall.
  9. An end to the Pink Floyd feud? Forget it.
  10. Apple Music has introduced pages for record labels.
  11. The US is going to try its own Eurovision-type music competition. Submissions are now open.
  12. Here’s another old song that’s blown up because of streaming.
  13. If you’re in a band and you’re wondering what’s the best merch to sell, it’s vinyl.
  14. Wanna buy THE Love Shack? It’s for sale.

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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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