Random music news for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Jeezus. Now otters are getting COVID-19? In Georgia they are. Please make it stop. Meanwhile, here’s music news for April 21, 2021.

  1. More bad news for festivals: 2021’s Boots and Hearts Music Festival has been canceled.
  2. Doctors could soon start prescribing a video game for COVID survivors.
  3. Is someone in the record industry trying to fake us out with this (perhaps) fake band?
  4. Here’s some intelligent talk about music, bands, and NFTs.
  5. Songwriters are getting ripped off. Same as it ever was, I guess.
  6. Apple won an interesting trademark case over the word “Apple.”
  7. Here comes another demand to investigate Ticketmaster’s “monopoly” in the US.
  8. BTS now has its own McDonald’s meal.
  9. Facebook is introducing something they call “social audio experiences.” It’s a shot at TikTok.
  10. An ABBA biopic? No.
  11. Got a deep voice? Science says you are more likely to be promiscuous.

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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