Random music news for Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The word robot entered the language 100 years ago this week. And here’s what’s happening with music news for January 27, 2021.

  1. Apple Fitness+ has a new thing called “Time to Walk” stories.
  2. Could Viking war cries be the next big thing on TikTok after sea shanties? Maybe.
  3. Netflix’s Bridgerton is boosting interest in classical music.
  4. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has a secret love child that–well, you’ll see.
  5. Have activist K-pop fans violated Twitter’s rules over their latest troll of Republicans?
  6. The American live music industry has a plan to help out with COVID vaccinations.
  7. If you’re going to get photobombed, this is what you hope happens.
  8. This entire alien solar system has got the beat AND the music.
  9. Smart watches: Do you REALLY need one? Discuss.
  10. A Lego augmented reality music app? Yep.
  11. This is good: Three myths that are deluding the music industry.

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, January 27, 2021

  • January 27, 2021 at 10:03 am
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    “Smart watches: Do you REALLY need one? Discuss.”

    That sure is an ad for some miracle product I’ve never heard of before…

    In general though I do like having a smartwatch. If nothing else, I appreciate being able to filter phone notifications down to just the few I actually care about, and I’m sure my wife appreciates the silent alarm in the morning. Everything else it does is bonus. But health insights, controlling my music/podcasts, checking the weather, are all nice to have. I have a guitar tuner on mine, but … there’s no reason you couldn’t just use a phone for that.

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