Random music news for August 14, 2020

A transparent TV? Cool! Want. And now, music news for August 14, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: There’s been some serious weirdness on a Toronto beach involving an anti-mask event, guys with chainsaws, and a destroyed DJ booth.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Some new trends in radio and other media have emerged in Canada because everyone is working at home. This dovetails into a discussion of commuting patterns.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: “Why do people keep risking their lives to see shit bands?” Discuss.
  4. This is an odd piece of Kurt Cobain memorabilia.
  5. The Ozzy biopic will apparently be “an adult movie for adults.”
  6. Kanye and Kim might be facing a boycott of their products.
  7. According to a new survey, 77% of Facebook video includes music.
  8. Get ready for a Dolly Parton Christmas album.
  9. I love this idea: National Album Day.
  10. Metallica admires Lady Gaga, calling her “fearless.”
  11. This could be interesting: An Apple One bundle.
  12. Could this be a better streaming payment solution for artists?
  13. Radio talk: How “New Wave” became “Classic Hits.”
  14. Well, these are interesting Bluetooth speakers.
  15. The new Scorpions box set will come with a piece of the Berlin Wall.
  16. Kamala Harris has some good connections within the music industry.

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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