Random music news for Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Now that the Super Bowl is in the books, the annual impeachment event starts today. This will be weird, of course. Cleanse your pallet with some music news for February 9, 2021, first.

  1. The floodgates have opened on #MeToo allegations against Marilyn Manson.
  2. Here’s a full timeline of the allegations against Manson.
  3. The Morgan Wallen controversy points to the issues Nashville has with racism.
  4. RIP Mary Wilson, an original member of The Supremes.
  5. This AI can reproduce music just by watching someone play the piano.
  6. Google is being asked to remove five BILLION pirate links.
  7. Cool idea: Musical storefronts in NYC.
  8. Greenpeace is offering a library of natural sounds to musicians. This includes everything from thunderstorms to whale songs.
  9. This sounds like a cool doc on female pioneers of electronic music: Sisters with Transistors.
  10. Lars Ulrich’s 92-year-old father has released an album.
  11. Spotify says it has now paid out more than €21 billion in royalties.
  12. Napster is about to make its debut on the London Stock Exchange.
  13. Gene Simmons of KISS says that young people have killed rock.
  14. Danelectro Guitars is okay with Phoebe Bridgers wrecking one of their guitars on SNL.
  15. TikTok and Universal have expanded their alliance. UMG knows that TikTok is good for business.

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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