Random music news for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The problem with a laptop is that you only have one screen to work with–unless you have this laptop. As for music news for February 10, 2021…

  1. Just in time for Valentine’s Day: A Machine Gun Kelly-branded vibrator. (Question: Who would want a vibrator branded as “machine gun?”)
  2. The hottest cryptocurrency seems to be Dogecoin. Snoop Dogg and Gene Simmons have bought in.
  3. Want five free months of Apple Music? Just Shazam Dolly Parton’s new song, “5 to 9.” (She’s rewritten “9 to 5” to reflect the gig economy.)
  4. If you’re going to rent a Bentley, make sure you bring it back. Otherwise
  5. Tom Jones: Still going since 1963. (Via Sean)
  6. This guy built a guitar out of his dead uncle’s skeleton.
  7. A nice salute to frontline workers by Choir Nation.
  8. How to spot a fake Spotify playlist.
  9. This is a cool idea: Sounds Like Toronto. (VIa Andrew)
  10. The family that quarantines together…sings together?
  11. Well, this sounds a little extreme
  12. If you’re an artist who needs to keep tabs on how your music is doing, you might want to check out ForTunes.

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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