Random music news for Saturday, November 28, 2020

Hey, whatever happened to Subway’s Jared? Oh. On to music news for November 27, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Well, this is excellent news.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: This company is offering rapid testing to help allow for COVID-safe large gatherings like concerts.
  3. Remember concerts and music festivals? These photos will jog your memory. (Via Sean)
  4. No, Australia. It’s MARADONA who’s dead, not MADONNA.
  5. Want to learn a new language? Streaming platform Deezer can now help.
  6. The enforced sale of TikTok’s American assets has been pushed back again.
  7. The Weeknd says the Grammys are corrupt after his snub. The Grammys have responded to that.
  8. Do you subscribe to a Canadian online news source? You could get a tax break of up to $500 in 2021.
  9. And should Canada do something like what France is doing?
  10. Jay-Z has been hired as the “chief visionary officer” of a cannabis company.
  11. This looks cool: 100 years of radio from the perspective of songwriters and hit-makers. (Via Andrew)
  12. I missed this back in September: A boat-in gig. (Via Ben)
  13. A vibing cat. (Via Patrick)
  14. Cher, elephant rescuer.
  15. Gig posters! Lots of ’em!
  16. If you’re having trouble syncing with Apple Music lately, you’re not alone.

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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