Random music news for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I didn’t mention this yesterday because we didn’t need any more depressing news. January 20 was “blue Monday,” allegedly the most depressing day of the year. But now it’s January 21, 2020 and we’re on the other side of that. Let’s celebrate with some music news.

  1. People won’t stop trying to resurrect the cassette. Give it up, people.
  2. Sometimes social media can be your friend, especially if you’re in an indie band and your van gets stolen.
  3. Hey, what about that Curb Your Enthusiasm theme music? Where did it come from?
  4. Cool: A pay-what-you-can recording studio.
  5. The creators of Bob’s Burgers have a deal to produce a musical animated comedy for Apple TV+.
  6. Is this what comes after the smart phone?
  7. What’s the “song economy?” It’s what’s next, that’s what.
  8. Here’s another thing that allegedly killing pop music.
  9. Sting: “A biopic of me? NO WAY! NEVER!”
  10. It’s been 38 years since Ozzy bit the head off a bat. Now you can have your very own plush bat (with a detachable head, of course).
  11. The wrongful death lawsuit filed against Prince’s doctors was quietly dismissed.
  12. A Toronto song! (Via Pamela)

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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