Random music news for Friday, June 19, 2020
Before we begin, here’s a tutorial on farts. Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow has a new scented candle. And yes, it’s weird. I apologize in advance for both those links. And now, music news for Friday June 19, 2020.
- Coronavirus update 1: The oldest record store in Manhattan is being forced to close. Others are struggling but are managing to cope.
- Coronavirus update 2: Music festivals are returning to COVID-19-free New Zealand.
- Coronavirus update 3: Hamilton’s annual Supercrawl has been canceled.
- Coronavirus update 4: Bruce Springsteen isn’t happy that Donald Trump won’t wear a mask.
- Coronavirus update 5: Once concerts start up again, Live Nation wants artists to take a pay cut.
- A good question: Why can’t you listen to some of your favourite songs on streaming music services?
- Another good question: Is this the end of “urban” music?
- Canadian-based Facebook reporters? Apparently.
- Remember Woodstock 50 that never happened? There’s a new lawsuit.
- Amazon has introduced Amazon Echo Auto in the UK and Ireland.
- Dame Vera Lynn, the oldest person to have a number one album in the UK, has died at the age of 103.
- Boy, it’s fun to be in North Korea!
- Miley Cyrus took a big real estate hit.
- Twitter has started rolling out “voice tweets,” 140 seconds of audio to help you make your point. Good idea or a really a bad one?
- Bono’s daughter, Eve Hewson, has just landed a great role in a new BBC series.
- Good thought experiment: What if these artists had lived? (Via DB)