Random music news for Thursday, March 4, 2021

Will Smith in politics? Could happen, Murcia. And now, music news for March 4, 2021.

  1. While the UK wants to get back to business with concerts this summer, there are still some postponements and cancellations.
  2. David Crosby sold everything else he owned in terms of publishing to Irving Azoff’s company.
  3. How does SoundCloud’s new royalty plan work? Like this. (Via Sean)
  4. How much do Spotify and Apple Music pay for streams? Well, it depends. Spotify has 800 different payout situations.
  5. Spotify is on track to have more podcast listeners than Apple in the US sometime this year.
  6. If you’re into any of the bands on this list, you may be into Dad Rock.
  7. Cool! More sounds from Mars!
  8. If you’re having a hard time grasping the concept of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), you should know that Grimes just made US$6 million with them.
  9. Here’s an update on the new TV series about The Sex Pistols. It’s in production.
  10. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd has now been streamed more than two billion times on Spotify. That’s a Canadian record.
  11. Phil Collins’ ex could make some big money from an auction.
  12. This is our first look at Ronnie Jame’s Dio’s Holy Diver graphic novel.
  13. I hate puns, but I’ll admit to laughing at this bit of wordplay.
  14. Er, a “CGI monkey?” (My sources say this isn’t true.)
  15. Eddie Vedder is involved in a new podcast that pairs musicians with athletes.
  16. With the demise of BBC Canada, it’s being replaced by BBC First. Good.
  17. Yay, Dolly Parton! (Via David)

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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