Random music news for Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Having trouble shedding those COVID lockdown pounds? Try this. Then again, maybe not. It seems a bit…extreme. Now some music news for June 29, 2021.

  1. It’s rough in the UK: 51% of the country’s festivals scheduled for 2021 have been canceled.
  2. This is positive, though: A study of nine events in the UK found that they led to no major COVID-19 outbreaks.
  3. Wait: More people use YouTube more than they use Facebook or Instagram? Yep.
  4. What’s the “truth” about the killings of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac? A new doc says it has the answers.
  5. The anti-vaxxers vs. Bruce Springsteen. Just get your damn shots, people.
  6. Cool! The sounds of Mars direct from Mars!
  7. Pete Townshend is selling this mansion where he’s lived for 25 years. Only £15 million, too.
  8. Rihanna has lingerie problems.
  9. Here’s a new theory on why we seem to need music so much.
  10. Want a long career in music? Here are seven secrets to making that happen.
  11. UB40 frontman Duncan Campbell has had to quit the band due to ill health.
  12. We recently lost an important synth inventor. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon owes a lot to Peter Zinovieff.
  13. A “magic button” for radio? I sure hope not.
  14. Don’t care, Ted.
  15. How are TikTok royalties calculated? Glad you asked.

BONUS: Props to this woman.

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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