Random music news for Friday, May 15, 2020

Who’s excited for the long weekend? Anyone? Oh, right. We’ve been on a long weekend for nine weeks.

Here’s music news for May 15, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: The Hollywood Bowl has canceled its summer schedule.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: A bunch of music-themed cruises have been postponed until 2020.
  3. This will help: If you’re a musician who runs a livestream on Facebook, there’s now a way you will get paid. (Via Bobby)
  4. The Chainsmokers will host an online dance festival.
  5. Taylor Swift sold one of her two private jets. She needed two?
  6. Radiohead is on a mission to archive everything they’ve ever done.
  7. Ever noticed something weird about the volume of music on Spotify? This explains it.
  8. A possibility of our future: Experience bending.
  9. “The Baked Potato Duet.” Wait–what?
  10. If you’re watching a lot of TV these days–and who isn’t?–try this website. It will tell you the moment a TV show gets bad.
  11. Need a new Zoom background? Take a look at these music-related offerings.
  12. I was on another podcast. Give a listen to The Sonic Collective podcast.
  13. This is a big deal for Joy Division fans.
  14. Okay, so it’s not new System of a Down music. But still
  15. Marilyn Manson has a new photo book.

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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