Random music news for Tuesday, March 9, 2021

A “smart mask?” Yep. Here’s why you might want to consider one.

  1. Study: We need more women in recording studios.
  2. When will dance clubs reopen? This Dutch experiment might shed some light on that.
  3. Confused about how the music industry works? Take a look at this.
  4. This band had a huge impact on Oasis. “No Slade = No Oasis.”
  5. A New Zealand fan found a Led Zeppelin concert film in an old shed.
  6. More countries need to adopt National Album Day.
  7. Frogs with built-in noise cancellation.
  8. Did Tom Cochrane and Red Rider predict QAnon? Take a look at the lyrics to “Lunatic Fringe.” (Via DB)
  9. This could shake up the music charts: Billboard will now count music video streams on Facebook.
  10. If you’re a Madonna fan, take a look at Alisha Chinai of India.
  11. “Deepfake is the future of content creation.” Discuss. (Via Sean)
  12. Phil Collins has sold his Miami mansion for US$39 million.
  13. This Apple rumour is…pretty out there.
  14. The story of Lemmy’s traveling slot machine: This is so Lemmy. (Via Tom)
  15. The Queen’s Gambit: The musical.

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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