Random music news for Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Space court? It’s now a thing. And so is music news for February 3, 2021.

  1. The fallout from the #MeToo allegations against Marilyn Manson is getting worse. He’s now been dropped from two TV shows, might lose lost his agent, and a California senator is calling for an investigation.
  2. Can a ukulele orchestra credibly perform a Britpop classic? Yes. Yes, it can.
  3. Ricky Powell, iconic NYC hip-hop photographer, and the “fourth Beastie Boys” has died.
  4. Well, this doesn’t seem fair.
  5. The Weeknd rented a US$9 million place in Tampa for the Super Bowl.
  6. That didn’t take long: Due to a huge outcry, British artists won’t have to pay a fee to livestream. Good.
  7. Are you a woman working in the music industry? You might be interested in this survey.
  8. Mariah Carey is being sued by her own sister over some of the claims made in Mariah’s 2020 autobiography.
  9. Donald Trump offered Dolly Parton the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice. She turned him down twice. (Via Sean)
  10. That’s a long time for a record shop to stay in one location. (Sean again)
  11. How many more unreleased albums are there in Neil Young’s vault? (More Sean)
  12. Spotify now has 155 million paid subscribers. Podcast listeners nearly doubled.
  13. Sony had a very good quarter, too, thanks to AC/DC.
  14. Wanna know who loves TikTok? Hoobastank, that’s who.
  15. Dumb, Morgan Wallen. REALLY dumb.
  16. Live Nation is suing an insurance company over a COVID claim.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, February 3, 2021

  • February 3, 2021 at 8:36 am
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    Love podcasts. Love Spotify. Do not like the two of them together AT ALL. They litter my music interface. It’s lacking features. The exclusives are irritating.

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