Random music news for Monday, August 17, 2020

The bad news is that August is more than half over. The good news is that we’re closer to the end of this godawful year. Let’s move to music news August 17, 2020

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Well, I guess this is the cost of doing business these days.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Liverpool’s Cavern Club, The Beatles’ most famous hometown venue, could be in jeopardy.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Stadium concerts in 2020? Not likely, says the WHO.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Skipper to the rescue!
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Facebook has unveiled paid livestreams for creators.
  6. Really? You were irritated by the music this much?
  7. If you must have Kanye news, go here and here.
  8. And Kanye says he’s now worth US$5 billion.
  9. Here’s a good where-are-they-now story about Kate Piersen of the B52s.
  10. Ever wanted to know how a Hollywood movie is scored? Read this.
  11. Interested in how the music industry really works? Check out this new book.
  12. Looking forward to a UB40 reunion? Probably not gonna happen because of bad blood and hurt feelings.
  13. Want: The world’s smallest ham radio can fit on a keychain. It’ll be handy when the full force of the Apocalypse finally hits.
  14. A new study says that one-third of all TikTok users are under 14. In other words, children.
  15. And Donald Trump has demanded that TikTok be sold by November 12.

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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