Random music news for Friday, July 3, 2020

This sums things up perfectly. Don’t be a red shirt. (Via Laughing Squid)

And now, music news for July 3, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: This could have finally rid us of Vanilla Ice. Sadly, 2,500 people would also have been at risk. Thankfully, the show has been canceled.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s what’s happening at Canadian live music venues these days.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: There’s so little sports happening that ESPN is going to broadcast an Eagles concert this weekend.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Cirque du Soleil has filed for bankruptcy.
  5. What the HELL is going on here?
  6. Spotify is on a BIG roll. They’re now up there with YouTube.
  7. Here’s how the universe of podcasts is doing halfway through 2020.
  8. Now ASCAP is warning Donald Trump about using Rolling Stone songs.
  9. There are over 1,000 words that can accidentally trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. Here’s the list.
  10. The National Music Centre in Calgary has launched an interesting fundraiser. Here’s how you can get involved.
  11. This new app could help with your musical breakthrough.
  12. Robbie Williams was threatened with beheading in Haiti.
  13. This is why we need to responsibly recycle our electronic waste.
  14. What about if we all dispense with Nazi imagery? (Via Tom)
  15. A Beatles-themed tour of…Israel? Yep.
  16. Remember when you could buy 13 records/tapes/CD for one penny? How did the Columbia Record Club work? Like this.
  17. Here’s a great doc about a Zulu musician named Vikazithanthe. (Via Larry)

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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