Random music news for Monday, September 14, 2020

Stop it. JUST STOP IT. Now let’s see we what we have for music news on September 14, 2020.

  1. First, the important stuff: Aren’t you happy that you don’t have to keep up with the Kardashians anymore? Me? I’m relieved.
  2. Coronavirus update: Canadian radio and TV revenues have taken a real hit because of the coronavirus.
  3. It appears that TikTok will go to Oracle and not Microsoft.
  4. The Beasties Boys 1995 hardcore EP Aglio E Olio is now streaming.
  5. A Metallica biopic? Well
  6. Bruce Dickinson and Dave Mustaine bonded over cancer. Sometimes you really need a friend.
  7. If you haven’t been able to get some stations on TuneIn, here’s why.
  8. Whatever happened to the connected car? Discuss.
  9. Chrissie Hynde just sold all her Pretenders songs to Hipignosis as the company continues to bulk up on song catalogues.
  10. Speaking of which, will this Hipignosis thing actually work?
  11. Hawaii has passed the “Truth in Music Advertising Act” to prevent fake classic bands from performing in the state.
  12. This Spotify podcast explores the growth in K-pop. How did it become so big so fast?
  13. Huh. I should have made this connection.
  14. Sid McCray, the original singer for Bad Brains, has died.
  15. A very good question: What is “classic rock” today?
  16. Kid Rock is going to headline a Trump rally in Michigan. Because of course he is.

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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