Random music news for Thursday, November 18, 2021

A phone for dogs? What will they think of next?

  1. How much do artists get paid from streaming platform these days? Read this
  2. This looks interesting: Encore, an interactive live music streaming app.
  3. There’s a new book on Shane MacGowan of The Pogues. I’ll bet it smells like whisky. (Via Tom)
  4. A member of ABBA just received a £1 million grant from Spotify and YouTube to develop a new music app.
  5. Speaking of ABBA, here’s the story of how they became gay icons.
  6. Did technology destroy underground culture? Discuss.
  7. Is the music industry doing enough to combat climate change? Discuss that, too.
  8. This will make things easier for British bands touring Spain in a post-Brexit Europe: The country has dropped its visa requirement for touring UK musicians.
  9. Another strike against Marilyn Manson: He’s accused of repeatedly locking women in a soundproof room as a form of punishment.
  10. If you’re a Metallica fan, you will definitely want this massive Black Box project.
  11. “Web 3.0?” What’s that? This. Wow. (Via Peter)
  12. While Taylor Swift is busy re-recording her old albums so she can own those master recordings, at least one label has quietly changed their artist contracts in response.
  13. Hey, how are those early NFTs offered by artists doing on the resale market? Not so good.
  14. The new thing is apparently 99-second “micro-podcasts.
  15. This Indonesian band has their own streaming app to go with their new album.
  16. Streaming service Tidal has change the way they pay artists. This is a very good thing.

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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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