Random music news for Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A sportscar with 3,000 hp? Yes, please. Over to music news for November 17, 2021.

  1. Travis Scott had a collaboration going with Nike. After Astroworld, he doesn’t.
  2. TikTok is having an interesting effect on music charts. Here’s an example.
  3. And here’s how TikTok affected the Chinese TV show, China’s Got Talent.
  4. Lady Gaga’s Italian accent in her role in the movie House of Gucci apparently isn’t great.
  5. More stuff up for auction: an Eric Clapton guitar, a setlist written out by Kurt Cobain, and a jacket once worn by Whitney Houston. You can flip through the 425+ page catalogue here.
  6. Some nice songwriting insight here from The Charlatans UK about the song “The Only One I Know.”
  7. Get Back, Peter Jackson’s documentary on The Beatles’ making of the Let It Be album, apparently contains some salty language.
  8. What happens when your ex writes a hit song about your failed relationship? This.
  9. “Astroworld is Travis Scott’s Altamont.” Discuss.
  10. The next target of record labels? “Name and likeness rights.”
  11. There’s a women’s metal scene in Iran. Seriously.
  12. Wait: Big Boi has recorded something with Kate Bush?
  13. How about a free masterclass in songwriting from Tom Petty and Rick Rubin? Go here.
  14. Here’s an interesting tribute to famous musicians and their songs. (Via Andrew)
  15. This sounds interesting “One Song Radio.”

More news? Check here.

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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