John Cale Never Rests on His Laurels

The thing about this business is sometimes you get an email asking if you’d like to speak to John Cale. The answer is, of course, “Yes, I would like to speak to John Cale, the legendary artist, producer, and composer.” But if you’re me, you’re likely to be unprepared for…

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As soon as Egyptian-Sardinian musician Mahmood and Mexican-American designer Willy Chavarria enter the Zoom chat, the energy becomes magnetic. “Mahmood! How are you?” Chavarria bellows with enthusiasm. Mahmood, born Alessandro Mahmoud, the Eurovision star and four-time platinum artist for his single “Tuta Gold,” is running a bit behind. For a…

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Power-ups is not Twitch’s most popular feature among streamers (Twitter/Twitch) A new feature on Twitch lets fans take over streams with messages and emojis, but xQc and other creators want it gone. One of the livestreaming world’s biggest stars, xQc, who signed a £55 million non-exclusivity deal with Kick last…

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