Random music news for Wednesday, April 28, 2021

You know those blue light blocking nighttime modes on devices that are supposed to help you sleep? Yeah, about them… Time to go back to paper books? Think about that as you browse music news for April 28, 2021.

  1. TikTok is going to open a radio station in Australia.
  2. This could be helpful: The music industry guide to TikTok.
  3. Musicians are looking for hope in dark times. Here’s how.
  4. A fantastic read: The 10 most influential synths of all time.
  5. This Russian dude was “trapped” on a Chinese boy band reality show.
  6. This new Zoom mode turns any meeting into a Last Supper configuration.
  7. Lionel Ritchie is now into NFTs.
  8. This is a good obituary of composer/producer Jim Steinman who died earlier this month.
  9. Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons is married to actress Carey Mulligan. Did he swipe a lampshade from the Academy Awards ceremony?
  10. My Chemical Romance LEGO? Yep. (Via Sean)
  11. Johnny Lydon has no time for snowflakes and cancel culture.
  12. God, no. Please. No.

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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