Random music news for Saturday, February 1, 2020

Aliens exist. Tom DeLonge will be proven right. Moving to music news for February 1, 2020…

  1. This is important: A report on the report (sorry) about Canada’s digital future.
  2. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  3. Classic rock will feature in a few 2020 Super Bowl commercials.
  4. Word is that the city of St. Catharines is moving ahead to place some kind of tribute monument in Lakeside Park in honour of Neil Peart. There are also rumours of some kind of memorial event in May.
  5. Apparently Taylor Swift skipped the Grammys because it couldn’t be guaranteed that she’d win an award.
  6. Still more problems for the Grammys.
  7. And even MORE problems.
  8. And a K-pop prostitution ring?
  9. The NFL is going to upload an audio and visual album of all the music surrounding tomorrow’s game. Er, thanks?
  10. More emoji are coming.
  11. BMW has launched Connected Music, which is how it things in-car music should be enjoyed.
  12. A Prince tribute featuring everyone from the Foo Fighters and Beck to Sheila E is coming to TV April 21.
  13. Everyone needs a hobby, I guess.
  14. I didn’t know there was a such a thing as the Audio Technology Hall of Fame. But there is.
  15. An interesting look at Ukrainian electronica.
  16. Billie Eilish to fans: “STOP IT!”
  17. Speaking of whom, she won five Grammys using a studio she and her brother built for US$3,000.
  18. Wait: You mean those old VHS tapes could be worth something?

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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