Random music news for Saturday, April 25, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States.

And now, music news for Saturday, April 25, 2020

  1. Coronavirus update 1: A major EDM festival bought pandemic insurance by mistake. They just cashed a US$1.6 million cheque.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s another report on the struggles of campus radio in the time of pandemic.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: American radio has a real chance to make a difference these days, but they’re screwing things up.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Here’s an example of a successful local livestream project from Brantford, Ontario.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: The effect of COVID-19 on the the global music business, part 1.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: COVID-19 has shut down the live music industry (video).
  7. Coronavirus update 7: You know what segment of the economy is doing well? Video games. Sales are at a decade high.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: The Killers have postponed the release of their next album.
  9. There are a lot of online DJ sets these days. But is anyone getting paid?
  10. So there are over a million podcasts available on Apple Podcasts now. What does that really mean?
  11. Here’s what gamers are streaming on Spotify.
  12. That live Taylor Swift album that was released yesterday? It was a surprise to her.
  13. Kanye West is now a billionaire. Does he have more money that Donald Trump? Maybe.
  14. More Prince infighting.

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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