Lorde, Snoop Dog, Apple Audio, Deadmau5, EDC Lineup, Kid Rock, Hipgnosis

Lorde Teases New Music with Solar Power Artwork

Although it is unknown whether Solar Power is a song or an album, Lorde has teased her fans by updating her website with new artwork. Consider me intrigued.

Deadmau5 Announces Summer Tour

The seven-city tour begins on July 1st in Aspen and concludes on July 24th in Atlanta, including a two-night stop in Brooklyn, NY. Speaking of Deadmau5

EDC Announces massive 200-Plus Lineup

After a few false-starts, EDC is officially set for Oct. 22-24, with more than 200 top electronic artists including Alison Wonderland, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Zedd and many others.

EDC promises larger-than-life stages, top-notch production and new collabs. 

Kid Rock loses it at his show.

During a concert at a Tennessee pub this past Saturday, Kid Rock launched into a rage over fans photographing him with iPhones and openly yelling out a homophobic slur.

HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND NOW OWNS A MUSIC CATALOG WORTH OVER $2.2 BILLION

Hipgnosis has acquired 84 catalogs for little over a billion dollars in the last year. Now, they manage 64,555 tracks across 138 collections as of the end of March 2021.

We’ll talk more about this in the Music News Power Hour live on Clubhouse and on MusicIndustryCity.com at 12 p.m. Eastern.

In Music Chairs…

SNOOP DOGG JOINS DEF JAM AS EXECUTIVE CREATIVE AND STRATEGIC CONSULTANT

He will serve as a senior strategic advisor with an emphasis on A&R and creative development in his new position.

And finally, in Tech News…

Apple announces Spatial Audio for iOS 15 Rollout

The next operating system will contain a slew of new features, including Dolby Atmos support in Apple Music and spatial audio in Facetime. To experience Dolby Atmos, make sure your AirPods have a W1 or H1 chip.

And that concludes today’s update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and listen to the Music News Power Hour live in Clubhouse or on the website at 12 p.m. Eastern.

We’ll see you tomorrow.

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