Random music news for Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Someone sent a mariachi band to Ted Cruz’s house.

In other music news for February 23, 2021…

  1. Libyan reggae? Cool!
  2. A carbon fiber laptop? Cool!
  3. People in Spain are rioting over the jailing of a rapper.
  4. There are a lot of new features in Apple Music in the upcoming iOS 14.5.
  5. DIY musicians released 9.5 million tracks in 2020. Major label artists released just 1.1 million.
  6. I think Dee Snider nailed this one. But that’s just me.
  7. Interested in emerging trends on TikTok? Take a look at this tool.
  8. Australia 1, Facebook 0. Yay!
  9. Bruce Springsteen is launching a podcast with Barack Obama. Really.
  10. In this corner, why CDs need to come back. In the other, why that’s a dumb idea. (Via Danny)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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