Random music news for Friday, August 7, 2020

Deep into the vacation staycation. I’ve discovered that there’s so much left to do around the house that I might have to take another week somewhere. Either that or I’m just lazy. Yeah, that’s probably it. Here’s music news for August 7, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Live Nation revenues are down 98%. No gigs, no revenue.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: This doc looks at the effect of COVID-19 on the electronic music industry.
  3. The loudest roar in the universe.” That’s…loud.
  4. On a similar topic, here are the 50 most head-bangable songs of all time. (Via Tom)
  5. Mariah Carey’s sister is suing their mother for sexual abuse.
  6. Takeoff of Migos has been accused of rape.
  7. Corey Taylor of Slipknot is worried about Kayne.
  8. Samsung has some interesting new earbuds.
  9. Jay-Z University? Yep.
  10. Fun fact: 88.4% of videos on YouTube generate less than 1,000 views.
  11. Reels is a new feature from Instagram aimed squarely at TikTok.
  12. Noel Gallagher is planning an album of cover versions that he recorded at home.
  13. “The Rise and Rise of Music Podcasts.” Discuss.
  14. Here are some interesting facts about the composition of “O Canada.”
  15. Interested in music theory? Here’s a gamefied workout app for your ear called ToneGym.
  16. I was on yet another podcast. Listen here.

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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