Random music news for Tuesday, September 14, 2021

NOW they invent something like this. I could have used this a while back. Live and learn. Now some music news for September 14, 2021.

  1. Here’s a good look at the behind-the-scenes challenges facing the Canadian music industry in the time of COVID.
  2. Can someone please promote an MMA fight between Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly? They already started it.
  3. This documentary could cause some waves. It explores the normalization of relationship between rock stars and teenage girls in the 70s and 80s.
  4. Amazon-branded TVs? Yep–and they’re coming next month.
  5. I gotta read this new book on how rock’n’roll came to Canada.
  6. This is some good history: The story of The Mynah Birds, a Canadian band that featured both Neil Young and Rick James.
  7. Live Nation just got a lot bigger this week.
  8. Blackpink is now the most-subscribed-to artist on YouTube. Their channel has 66.3 million subscribers vs Justin Bieber’s 65.1 million.
  9. No. Forget it.
  10. If you’re at all interested in high-fidelity/high-resolution audio, take a look at this.
  11. And then there’s this: The psych-tech of Spotify’s voice recognition patents.
  12. Speaking of which, how much does Spotify know about you already? Look at this.
  13. Are these the 40 greatest band names of all time? Discuss.

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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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