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Random music news for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Can anyone help this woman with her eyebrows? Once you’re done staring, move on to music news for February 21, 2024.

  1. Troubles in Camden. Protestors stuck a Palestinian flag over the Star of David worn by the statue of Amy Winehouse.
  2. It’s looking like the surviving members of Queen are ready to sell their catalogue. Estimated price? About US$1.2 BILLION. That’s more than twice what Bruce Springsteen got.
  3. Madonna fall down go boom.
  4. The UK government has a new idea about paying musicians in the era of streaming: “Equitable remuneration.”
  5. If you’re into cassettes, that hateful old format, you might be wondering which artists are selling the most these days.
  6. Here’s another list of valuable records that might lurk quietly in some collections.
  7. Roger Waters: Not a fan of Bono. I’m pretty sure it’s mutual.
  8. Ms Poopy Butthole? It was a bad music awards show for one fan. (Via Rick J)
  9. The case of the stolen Eagle lyrics is going to trial.
  10. What did Donald Trump have against Snoop Dogg?
  11. By now, you may have heard about the return of Paul McCartney’s long-lost bass. There are other interesting missing instruments, too.
  12. This new initiative will make podcasts available to more than 200 million listeners.
  13. Here’s a new concern for the music industry: “Metaverse interoperability.”
  14. Sony is suing the producers of the recent Whitney Houston biopic over payment for use of the songs used in the film.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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