Space court? It’s now a thing. And so is music news for February 3, 2021.
- The fallout from the #MeToo allegations against Marilyn Manson is getting worse. He’s now been dropped from two TV shows,
might loselost his agent, and a California senator is calling for an investigation.
- Can a ukulele orchestra credibly perform a Britpop classic? Yes. Yes, it can.
- Ricky Powell, iconic NYC hip-hop photographer, and the “fourth Beastie Boys” has died.
- Well, this doesn’t seem fair.
- The Weeknd rented a US$9 million place in Tampa for the Super Bowl.
- That didn’t take long: Due to a huge outcry, British artists won’t have to pay a fee to livestream. Good.
- Are you a woman working in the music industry? You might be interested in this survey.
- Mariah Carey is being sued by her own sister over some of the claims made in Mariah’s 2020 autobiography.
- Donald Trump offered Dolly Parton the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice. She turned him down twice. (Via Sean)
- That’s a long time for a record shop to stay in one location. (Sean again)
- How many more unreleased albums are there in Neil Young’s vault? (More Sean)
- Spotify now has 155 million paid subscribers. Podcast listeners nearly doubled.
- Sony had a very good quarter, too, thanks to AC/DC.
- Wanna know who loves TikTok? Hoobastank, that’s who.
- Dumb, Morgan Wallen. REALLY dumb.
- Live Nation is suing an insurance company over a COVID claim.