First, a message from Snoop Dogg:
Snoop Dogg has a word for Donald Trump supporters pic.twitter.com/gjxfL9GDjf— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 10, 2020
And now, music news for June 13, 2020.
- Coronavirus update 1: Australia has relaxed restrictions on live gigs with festivals now being allowed to go up to 25% capacity.
- Coronavirus update 2: Garth Brooks plans to send a June 27 concert to 300 drive-in screens.
- Coronavirus update 3: This non-profit that helps get kids music lessons is selling off musical instruments so they can stay in business.
- Coronavirus update 4: HMV stores in the UK (owned by Canada’s Sunrise Records) have plans for re-opening.
- Coronavirus update 5: How can the music industry all recover from COVID-19? Here are some ideas.
- Coronavirus update 6: Pollstar, the bible of the touring industry, has created a new chart to monitor digital performances and livestreams.
- Speaking of livestreams, this one broke all kinds of YouTube records.
- Chris Carrabba, the singer and guitarist for Dashboard Confessional, had a serious motorcycle accident last weekend. “I am determined to make a full recovery, but I have surgeries and months of rehab to come.” Wow.
- Wow. Being successful on TikTok can be expensive.
- Look who’s back on the Billboard charts and iTunes: Rage Against the Machine.
- And speaking of whom, did you hear about the guy who just realized that Rage was a political band? Tom Morello had to break some news to the guy. Cue the memes.
- Apple has confirmed a keynote for its WWDC event on June 22.
- Have you noticed that a lot of artists are releasing albums filled with tunes left over from previous albums? It’s a thing now.
- Chinese giant Tencent has purchased a US$ 100 million stake in Warner Music Group.
- This band just got an interesting promotional boost. I want to check them out now.
Finally, the world is scheduled to end on June 21. Just thought you’d want to make plans.