Would you drink this wine if you could afford it? Think about that and pour yourself a glass as you read music news for May 6, 2021.
- A good read: 10 hard and awful truths about being an indie musician.
- The sale of Tidal is complete. Jay-Z sold it to Jack Dorsey (Twitter/Square) for US$302 million.
- The first full-capacity post-COVID concert event at the Royal Albert Hall will be James Blunt.
- Meanwhile, more than a quarter of UK festivals have been canceled this year over insurance fears. There are worries that the other 75% could follow.
- Warner Music announced they brought in US$772 million just from streaming in the first quarter of 2021.
- The last Conan O’Brien show will be on June 24. When he left NBC, he insisted on having the White Stripes as his last musical guest. Just sayin’…
- Can you copyright dance moves? This guy is gonna try.
- Bruce Springsteen will receive the 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize.
- Will iPhones soon support some sort of Hi-Res Audio? It’s possible.
- Bono, The Edge, and Martin Garrix have written a song for the UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament. Yes, the 2020 event. It was canceled last year because of COVID. Better late than never, right?
- This album sounds interesting. It was made with the sound of LEGO blocks.
- People are now watching a billion hours of YouTube content on TV screens every day.
- A study out of Oxford University could find no link between teens, tech, and mental health.
- A good read: “The Science and the Art of Vinyl.”
- This is an odd turn in a documentary on Aretha Franklin.
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