Random music news for Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Can you give your cat COVID? Apparently so. Careful with kitty, okay? On to music news for April 27, 2021.

  1. Steven Page (ex-Barenaked Ladies) appears to have the livestreaming from home thing all figured out. He’s made $100,000.
  2. Are we looking at a Blur reunion later this year?
  3. What is a “live gig NFT?” This company is going to experiment with the concept.
  4. But why would anyone buy certain kinds of NFTs, anyway? Let’s explore that.
  5. Eminem is now in the shoe business.
  6. Never thought of this, but yes: Why do Canadian country performers since with a southern US twang?
  7. This “smart guitar” could allow people with certain disabilities to play.
  8. There are new Canadian broadcast regulation proposals afoot. Keep an eye on them.
  9. Let’s fight over the best guitar solo of all time. (Via Sean)
  10. Concord, one of the companies buying up song catalogues, has bought 145,000 copyrights from Downtown, which owns rights to Adele, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, David Bowie, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Sam Smith, Stevie Wonder, and The 1975.
  11. How many streaming services do you subscribe to? Apparently, 27% subscribe to two or more.
  12. Got a song stuck in your head? Here’s how to get it out within seconds.
  13. Another win for Michael Jackon’s estate against one of his accusers.
  14. One of Jimi Hendrix’s guitars and his Marshall stack are going up for auction.

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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