Random music news for Wednesday, August 11, 2021

My garden shed doesn’t look like this. And who knew there was a “Shed of the Year” competition? Now: about music news for August 11, 2021…

  1. The major music labels are generating US$2.5 million in revenue every hour.
  2. Limp Bizkit has canceled the rest of their summer tour because of COVID concerns.
  3. Jason Isbell says he won’t play any shows where 100% aren’t double-vaxxed.
  4. Bonnaroo will require double-vaccinations and negative COVID tests to get in next month.
  5. Gordon Lightfoot ha canceled his tour after falling and breaking his wrist. He needed surgery, too. He’s 82.
  6. The Scottish hip-hop scene is coming along just fine.
  7. Russell Simmons has an idea for using NFT to help old-school hip-hop pioneers.
  8. Jury selection is now underway for R Kelly’s trial in New York.
  9. One of my all-time favourite albums turns 50 this week.
  10. Frank Ocean is launching a line of luxury jewellry. He’s calling it Homer. No, really.
  11. Anyone remember this mysterious hit from 1979?
  12. If you missed Ariana Grande’s concert in Fortnite, here it is.
  13. Is today’s Tiktok scene the same as early 90s slacker culture? Maybe.
  14. If you’re a YouTube creator, you might want to take a look at BBTV. (Via Sean)

BONUS: The fish with your teeth.

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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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