Random music news for Thursday, September 23, 2021

Fun with chalk and a blackboard. (Via Tom) And here’s fun with music new for September 23, 2021.

  1. If you’re a songwriter, you need to pay attention to what Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA is pushing. This is long overdue.
  2. On a sort of related note, here’s what it means to be an artist in the age of algorithms.
  3. Continuing with that thread, this is why playlists are a threat to artists.
  4. Drake has invested in a chicken chain.
  5. Eric Clapton, hypocrite.
  6. Ted Nugent, blowhard.
  7. Ariana Grande, stalked.
  8. More new turntables! This time from Thorens.
  9. Interviewer: “Will REM ever reunite?” Michael Stipe: “Nope.”
  10. Here’s a gift idea for the Run-DMC fan in your life.
  11. Windows 11 is coming October 5.
  12. Henry Rollins gets animated.
  13. The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. has this place listed for sale in NYC.
  14. Billy Corgan is selling off some of his gear. Interested? Go here.
  15. The UK government to the streaming industry: “Never mind. As you were.” Wait–what?

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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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