Random music news for Saturday, June 6, 2020

Mushroom research. Interesting. On to music news for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Abbey Road Studios stayed open all through WW II, but had to close for COVID-19 for the first time in over 90 years. The studio is now open again.
  2. Run the Jewels is raising money for a defense fund charity. They’re doing well.
  3. Speaking of RTJ, this guy reviewed the new album, RTJ4, while running.
  4. Liam Gallagher is selling off an MTV award for charity.
  5. Sony promises to spend US$100 million to support social justice and anti-racist causes.
  6. Republic Records is dropping the word “urban” from its vocabulary.
  7. Protestors stole some NYPD radios and started playing “Breakin’ the Law” from Judas Priest.
  8. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  9. So why isn’t Garth Brooks–the second-highest-selling artist history behind only the Beatles–not on Spotify or Apple Music? Here’s why.
  10. If you like Orange amplifiers, you might want to look at Orange headphones.
  11. Love 90s music? Check out this 800 song playlist with everything in chronological order.
  12. Joe Exotic’s “band” has a new song coming called “Killer Carole.”
  13. A bundle from Apple? Looks like it.
  14. If you’re an artist and you want to track how your songs are doing in various ways around the planet, try this site called Viberate. Lots data for you!
  15. This is geeky, but if you’re a musician working at home, here’s a tutorial on mixing with headphones.

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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