Lorde New Music, Creators’ Burnout, John Legend, Common #Calloutyoursenators, Metallic Lawsuit, Amazon DJ, Lyte’s New CFO

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Lorde Returns with New Single “Solar Power” Featuring Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers

The query has been resolved. Lorde’s Solar Power tease is both the name of her new song and the title of her upcoming album. In an email sent to fans, Lorde revealed that her third album will also be called Solar Power. “The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors,”

John Legend, Common, Mariah Carey Urge Fans to #Calloutyoursenators to Save For the People Act

The bill is intended to stem the tide of voter suppression that is sweeping the country. In a viral effort to rescue the anti-voter suppression For the People Act, the stars are pushing followers to #calloutyoursenator. The campaign is urging a bipartisan group of four U.S. senators to support the law, which has already passed the House and is pending, but in jeopardy, in the Senate.

Metallica File Insurance Suit Against Lloyd’s of London for Losses Suffered from Pandemic-Postponed Shows

Metallica’s lawsuit claims breach of contract and seeks unspecified compensatory damages. The lawsuit further details that Metallica bought a standard “cancellation, abandonment and non-appearance insurance” policy in order to cover their losses if any portion of the tour was postponed or canceled, and that the band “timely turned to [Lloyd’s] for the promised and reasonably expected coverage for their losses.”

Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down

Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues and many have “lost the passion” for posting content. Creators are saying that when they do try to speak out on being bullied or burned out or not being treated as human, the comments all say, ‘You’re an influencer, get over it.’”

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 Musical Chairs…

Lyte Adds Jorgen Bocklage As CFO

He was previously the CFO and SVP of Operations of MealPal. As CFO at Lyte, he will strengthen the company’s ties with investors, lenders, and strategic partners, while also assisting the executive team in overseeing financial projects, accounting, and operations.

And in music tech news…

Amazon Music gets more radio-like with new ‘DJ Mode’

It is described as an “on-demand listening experience that combines the personalisation, control, and breadth of catalog of streaming with the vibrancy and personality of DJ-hosted radio”.

It’s based on playlists, first Amazon’s ‘Rap Rotation,’ ‘Country Heat,’ and ‘All Hits,’ with tracks personalized to each listener’s taste, snippets from DJ hosts and musicians, and music facts and trivia from the Alexa voice assistant.

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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