Random music news for Tuesday, July 13, 2021

That’s a little too much for a Super Mario 64 game, don’t you think? Now let’s switch to music news for July 13, 2021.

  1. Mark Hoppus has a very important cancer test that could determine his fate. Fingers crossed.
  2. The prospects for a post-COVID rebound by the music industry are good.
  3. But will there be indoor music events in Ontario later this summer? We’re still not sure.
  4. Festival workers in the UK aren’t crazy about COVID protocols. “We’ll just ignore them.”
  5. New COVID rules in South Korean gyms require slower music. Wait–what? (Via Tom)
  6. Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program is now open for submissions. At stake: $100,000.
  7. “Why won’t American radio play more K-pop?” Discuss.
  8. In the UK, 25% of people would like to see nightclubs closed permanently.
  9. Are NFTs still a thing? Or is the crash already here? (Via Sean)
  10. Cardi B vs. YouTube: It’s on.
  11. There’s a podcast for everything. See?
  12. And Netflix is getting into podcasting.
  13. Meanwhile, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons is working on a multi-player video game that should be out by the end of the year.
  14. The NFL on Apple TV? Maybe.
  15. This rapper released a pro-vaccination song. It’s not going over well with some.
  16. Great: Voice cloning is becoming a thing for criminals. (Via Sean)

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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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