Random music news for Saturday, September 12, 2020

This could be the weirdest radio station I’ve ever heard of. Cool. Back to reality with a look at music news for September 12, 2020.

  1. Before we go any further, here are some hints about bad passwords. Take heed.
  2. Coronavirus update 1: COVID-19 hasn’t had much of an effect on American music industry revenues. In fact, they’re up nicely over the first half of 2020.
  3. Coronavirus update 2: Could the entrances to concerts look like this in the near future?
  4. Coronavirus update 3: Ian Brown has something to say about his critics who took issue with his coronavirus comments.
  5. Coronavirus update 4: Toots Maytall, leader of reggae legends Toots and the Maytalls, is dead at 77. COVID suspected.
  6. What’s the delay? Someone was shot!
  7. If you’re serious about portable high-resolution audio players–and if you have lots of money–you might want to look at this.
  8. Bose has three new pairs of audio-enabled sunglasses.
  9. The Grammy Museum now has its own streaming service called COLLECTION:live.
  10. Are these the best opening TV theme songs of all time? Discuss.
  11. Good news, Toronto. Sneaky Dee’s won’t go gently into that good night.
  12. Here’s a cool way to store your music collection. (I feel shame for the pun. Sorry. This came from Steven.)
  13. Are these the best band names of all time? Discuss.
  14. Madonnna is teasing her biopic.
  15. Nice going, Rolling Stones.

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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