Random music news for Friday, July 17, 2020

Wednesday’s Twitter hack could be worse that we thought. Add that to the pile of crap that is 2020. Let’s distract ourselves with music news for July 17, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Live Nation stock rallied this week on word of a successful COVID-19 vaccine trial.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: But Live Nation has canceled drive-tours. They’re worried about local lockdowns.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Here’s the hot new hit called “Virus” by Dr. Corona (Via DB)
  4. Coronavirus update 4: The demand for gaming platforms during the COVID-19 crisis has Sony cranking up production of the PS5.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Zoom is now so popular that the company has decided to introduce a hardware device.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: That ill-conceived “herd immunity” concert scheduled for Wisconsin is still going ahead.
  7. Kanye West is apparently still running for president–at least in Oklahoma.
  8. Facebook: A refuge of hate music.
  9. Look out, TikTok. Here comes Instagram Reels.
  10. The MP3 is turning 25.
  11. It really must suck to be Britney Spears.
  12. Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons has bought this Malibu beach house.
  13. This is a cool looking new music venue.
  14. There’s now going to be a new podcast about Apple–from Apple.
  15. Here’s a summary of Spotify’s audio strategy.

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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