Random music news for Saturday, March 14, 2020

No hockey on TV tonight. Now you know things have taken a turn for the weird. As for music news for March 14, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Soulja Boy’s soap company has tripled in value since the breakout of the epidemic.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Glastonbury is pushing ahead with this year’s festival. They just announced the lineup.
  3. Corinavirus update 3: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed indefinitely.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Here’s a list of music industry events that have been either postponed or canceled.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Australia’s Download Festival has been canceled. Meanwhile, the PM is cautioning against crowds of more than 500 people.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: MUSEXPO 2020 has been canceled.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: The Killers are pressing ahead with their summer tour.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: The Canadian Folk Music Awards have been canceled.
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Why cancel concerts in the first place? Here’s an explanation.
  10. Coronavirus update 10: The Toronto Jazz Festival is going ahead this June.
  11. Corinavirus update 11: Spare a thought for this band called The Coronas. They suggest that they should go on tour with The Vaccines. Or The Cure.
  12. Coronavirus update: The SOCAN Awards, scheduled for the 31st of the month, have been canceled.
  13. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  14. Apple Music has a brand new set of licenses for streaming music from the three biggest labels.
  15. Apple is set to launch their Powerbeats 4 wireless earphones next month.
  16. More pop-star documentaries are on the way.

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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