Random music news for Friday, April 10, 2020

I completely forgot that we had a long weekend this week. Frankly, EVERY weekend for the last month has been long. Very long.

Here’s your music news for Friday, April 10, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Ticketing company Eventbrite has had to lay off 45% of its staff.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Lady Gaga helped raise over US$35 million for the World Health Organization.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Here are more stats on the use of radio during the coronavirus. Listening at home in Canada s up 29%.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Impala, an industry group representing indies, has this handy map of how Europe is handling things in regard to the music sector.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Halsey has donated 100,000 masks to California hospitals.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: The Manic Street Preachers have announced two big benefit gigs for December. The first will be free to members of Britain’s National Health Service.
  7. There have been some stabbings in the neighbourhood of Noel Gallagher’s new mansion. He’s spending more on security now.
  8. Philly-based rapper Chynna has died. No cause given. (BTW, she released an EP entitled In Case I Die First last year._
  9. This new technology should made your podcast sound better.
  10. “Drake’s Toronto mansion looks like a casino and cruise had a baby together.” Discuss.
  11. Meanwhile, a Beverly Hills mansion once owned by Prince is selling for US$30 million.
  12. Scientists took at look at the brain of jazz musicians as they improvised. What they found was surprising.
  13. And while we’re on the subject, here are five reasons why your brain will thank you for being a musician. (Via Andrew)
  14. Doing more video calls these days? Read this first.
  15. A Nickelback documentary is coming soon.
  16. If you’re a fan of Rush and Neil Peart, check out this dude.

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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