Random music news for Wednesday, October 20, 2021

I knew my daily nap could be justified! I’ll be having another one today–and you should, too. Now off to music news for October 20, 2021.

  1. More than a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs in 2020. That works out to 69,000 jobs.
  2. The major labels will be watching this UK government study into streaming. They won’t be happy.
  3. The KLF are at it again when it comes to a proposed documentary.
  4. A Belgian radio station named one of its programs “King of Pop.” Michael Jackson’s estate squashed that.
  5. Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx has a new book that apparently has some juicy secrets.
  6. Phil Collins’ obsession with The Alamo has landed him in trouble with the woke crowd.
  7. Peleton now has Beyonce-focused workouts.
  8. This IKEA lamp plays Spotify.
  9. There’s a new official Apple polishing cloth for all device screens. And it’s just CAD$25! Jeezus…
  10. Apple has clarified how automatic downloads for podcasts from Apple Podcasts work.
  11. There’s been another big transaction when it comes to selling song catalogues. This one is worth US$1.1 billion.
  12. This Toronto Mike podcast on radio and song selections is worth your time.
  13. And this is a good look at musicians and life expectancy. (Via Chris)
  14. Amazon Music has turned on spatial audio for listeners.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: How many gloves can you wear before you can’t play “Enter Sandman” anymore? (Via Larry)

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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