Random music news for Saturday, March 7, 2020

Here’s a topic worthy of exploration these days: edible vaccines. And here are 18 more common ways to die than the result of coronavirus. Moving to music news for March 7, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Still nothing about Coachella. It’s just over a month away. Why the silence?
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Wow. That’s a lot of postponements and cancellations.
  3. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  4. How much should your band charge for a gig? Here’s a handy gig calculator.
  5. What role did Bernie Sanders have in the split in Public Enemy?
  6. Spotify held its first-ever awards event in Mexico City this past week. Here are your winners.
  7. What are your predictions about radio? Discuss here.
  8. David Crosby will now judge your joint-rolling skills on Twitter.
  9. Here’s an update on what was lost (and what wasn’t) in that massive Universal Music fire in 2008.
  10. A Tribe Called Red has released a song for Wet’suwet’en supporters.
  11. If you’re a Canadian band hoping to tour in Donald Trump’s America, read this first.
  12. Excellent news for Sonos users. The company isn’t going to kill your gear
  13. Will you be invited to touch the next iteration of Apple’s HomePods to control things?
  14. Iron Maiden has introduced two new versions of Trooper Beer.
  15. Another big Beatles memorabilia auction is coming up. Wanna buy some of this stuff?

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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