Random music news for Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hello! It’s been a while. Glad to see you again. And now that we’re done with astronomy news, here’s music news for June 22, 2021.

  1. Shazam is now identifying one billion songs per month.
  2. There’s now a Marvin Gaye Drive in Detroit.
  3. Things are apparently weird and toxic at Sony Music Australia.
  4. Man, after-parties were fun back in the 80s. (Via Sean)
  5. There’s a new agreement with TikTok that will benefit Canadian artists.
  6. BTS fans are now behind this Toronto DJ. Here’s why.
  7. Facebook is now hosting podcasts and a live audio service.
  8. They didn’t have a seven-second delay for Shaun Ryder?
  9. Um, an official toaster?
  10. Interesting: The paradox of small
  11. Siri has some new voices.
  12. Why I don’t love Tool.” (Via Walter)
  13. Remember the CD clubs? Here’s a dive into those things. (Via Andrew)
  14. Yay, Dee Snider!
  15. More Tragically Hip beer.
  16. And finally…gawd.

More news? Have a look here.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • June 23, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Love the Shaun Ryder article. Not at all surprised he’s ADHD, and that correlates with more alcohol/drug us, starting with self-medicating.

    I’ve always thought Soundhound worked much better than Shazam. Used to keep both on my phone just in case, but didn’t even bother installing Shazam on my latest device. Still, either still feels magical.


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