Random music news for Wednesday, October 6, 2021

So how did Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp disappear for six hours on Monday? Here’s an explainer. Once you’re done, there’s music news for October 6, 2021.

  1. Time for another list to argue about: Pitchfork’s 200 most important artists over the last 25 years.
  2. Superproducer Rick Rubin is writing a book on creativity.
  3. If you’re really into high-fidelity music on the go, you might want to look at this gadget.
  4. The early reviews of Eminem’s spaghetti restaurant are good. No reports of vomit on sweaters.
  5. Looking to grow some plants indoors this winter? Then they’ll need some music.
  6. Here’s a stab at creating a social listening app. You might want to check out Vertigo Music.
  7. This is a breakdown of where all the K-pop fans are across the world. They’re everywhere!
  8. Justin Bieber is a dope selling dope. Legal cannabis, that is.
  9. And now, Jerry Garcia handpicked weed. Sounds like it’s got tegridy, too.
  10. YouTube has deleted two official R Kelly channels.
  11. Confused about NFTs? Me, too. There are too many of them–and too many scams.
  12. A good question: What exactly is an “artist” in pop music these days?
  13. Another good question: Has music really changed that much?
  14. And a third question: Will the next phase of the music industry take place inside the Metaverse?
  15. Here’s a story on a legendary techno club in Berlin.

BONUS: Today is Canadian Beer Day.

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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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