Random music news for Friday, July 10, 2020.

Are you woke? Are you sure?

On to music news for July 10, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Aid to the Canadian music industry is officially coming from the Heritage Ministry. Good.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Quebec is concerned about bars flouting COVID-19 rules.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Forecasts for the music business are getting worse.
  4. Sharon Osbourne is not a fan of Kanye West.
  5. Interesting: A study of pop music suggests music is getting faster and happier. Now? With everything that’s happening? Go figure.
  6. Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz has a memoir coming. He’s still married to bass player Tina Weymouth, too.
  7. What’s this subscription thing Twitter is working on?
  8. Yay!
  9. Today’s anti-Trump song is a new one from Sudbury’s Ashley Joanisse. Listen to “Blue Wave” here. (Via DB)
  10. Metallica is making some very interesting investments.
  11. Fake live concert streams? Yep. These scams are real.
  12. Lana Del Rey has a new book of poetry.
  13. Paranormal Ozzy?

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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