Random music news for Tuesday, January 26, 2021

What kind of digital hoarder are you? I’d like to think I’m a Collector, but I fear I may be fooling myself. Meanwhile, here’s what I’ve collected for music news for Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

  1. Here are some of the events, movie releases, and productions that have been affected by COVID.
  2. The sea shanty craze on TikTok keeps getting bigger. See?
  3. And this sea shanty singer on TikTok just landed a major label deal.
  4. Exercising to pass time during the pandemic? Science says this is the best genre of music to add to your workout playlist.
  5. Apparently, Jon Bon Jovi had a weird relationship with Donald Trump. (Via Sean)
  6. The internet is all over this Avril Lavigne song that doesn’t exist.
  7. There’s no Reggae Hall of Fame? That needs to change.
  8. German research says that concert halls would be safe when it comes to COVID at 50% capacity.
  9. Spotify is now testing audiobooks with some classics that are in the public domain.
  10. Gossip: Is Travis Barker dating Kourtney Kardashian?
  11. Prince’s Diamond and Pearls guitar is going up for auction.
  12. A good story on Suede on a topic that you may have never considered before.
  13. If you’re curious about why so many artists are selling their publishing, read this.
  14. Looking for an album that will really open up your ears? Try this.

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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