Random music news for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Having weird COVID dreams? Me, too. And we’re not alone. Let’s try some music news for April 7, 2021.

  1. Is Spotify’s algorithm sexist? Maybe.
  2. Actress Kelly Cuoco has one of the most Goth houses ever!
  3. This is cool practice amp for guitarists.
  4. There’s now a Shark Tank-like thing for NFTs.
  5. But are NFTs really good for musicians? Maybe not.
  6. Missed out on Lil Nas X’s Satan shoes? Try these Towely-inspired South Park sneakers.
  7. Will.i.am’s new face mask has a HEPA filtration system, noise-canceling audio, a microphone, and Bluetooth connectivity. Overkill?
  8. The Cult’s Billy Duffy just sold this place in California.
  9. That’s a lot of trees.
  10. Are vinyl recordings better than digital? Discuss. (Via Phil)
  11. Here comes another round of music catalogue purchases. A BIG round.
  12. Looks like a new Coldplay album is coming soon.
  13. Get ready for a whole new series of streams of performances from the Radiohead archives.
  14. This record label is changing its name to avoid connotations of genocide.

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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