Random music news for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Here’s a new twist on the JFK assassination. Wrap your head around that and then move to music news for February 24, 2021.

  1. Japan’s famous Naked Festival is going ahead, virus or no virus. There’ll just be shrinkage this year.
  2. Twitter war! Who is better: Fleetwood Mac or Chicago?
  3. The UK government could allow “large” live events to return by June 21.
  4. Mick Jagger narrated this as a tribute to London’s Royal Albert Hall.
  5. “Daft Punk was the most influential pop musicians of the 21st century.” Discuss.
  6. Scooby-Doo Axl? Yep.
  7. Sting’s son-in-law sounds like an awful landlord.
  8. Do you need to break up with your financial advisor? Maybe Michael Bolton can help with this special song. (Via Bobby)
  9. So what do the record companies really think about the economics of streaming? Let’s find out.
  10. Here’s where in the world you can get Spotify now. And the company’s prospect for growth remains strong–as long as the price of a subscription doesn’t push people back into piracy.
  11. Classic bands are making a real run at contemporary artists when it comes to streaming.
  12. Is it just me or are these guitars really creepy? (Via Sean)
  13. Legendary music executive Clive Davis has cancelled his legendary Grammy party because he’s been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.
  14. Very soon people will be getting an MA in The Beatles at the University of Liverpool.

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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