Random music news for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

If you’re not too baked, here’s music news for April 20, 2021.

  1. What does the summer concert season look like for Canada? Very unclear, if we’re honest.
  2. Flosstradamus, the Chicago DJ duo, has unveiled the world’s first “smokeable NFT.”
  3. And the son of OLP singer Raine Maida is creating music on the blockchain.
  4. Facebook is apparently getting into podcasts.
  5. A group of artists is petitioning Vladimir Putin about the incarceration of Alexei Navalny. (Via Sean)
  6. Kanye is annoyed about this aspect of his divorce from Kim.
  7. Apple Music would like everyone to know that they pay a cent per stream.
  8. Billy McFarland, the guy in jail for defrauding everyone with the Fyre Festival, is out of solitary confinement.
  9. Taylor Swift has more stalker problems.
  10. SXSW is now 50% owned by P-MRC, which is the parent company of Rolling Stone and Billboard.
  11. Here’s more on Dave Grohl’s upcoming TV show about rock’n’roll moms.
  12. New Tool music? Let’s investigate the possibilities. (Sean again)
  13. Madonna is all about gun control these days.
  14. Once you read this, you will never listen to the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” ever again.
  15. Scary: North Korea’s hacking army.

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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