Random music news for Saturday, September 19, 2020

So THAT’S what that new orange dot is all about. Now let’s try music news for September 19, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Streaming is an essential service? Apparently.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: A good question: How do you sell concert merch without concerts?
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Van Morrison is planning to release some anti-lockdown songs. Swell.
  4. TikTok downloads will be blocked in the US as of tomorrow. There are 100 million users in America.
  5. Trent Reznor has taken another step closer to his EGOT.
  6. That is a LOT of cocaine.
  7. Another patent troll.
  8. Thanks to ISIS, Bono is going to need a new vacation getaway.
  9. This is a cool new way to shoot a music video.
  10. Some Catholic protestors are really, really upset about this metal-formated radio station. It’s “satanic,” apparently.
  11. Warner Music is facing another lawsuit over its credit card hack.
  12. Streaming Spotify to Apple Watch in a serious way.
  13. McDonald’s is running out of beef thanks to Travis Scott.
  14. Need to chill with some lo-fi hip-hop? Try this from Pepsi. Seriously.
  15. This could be the first time NWA’s “Fuck that Police” is being used as a campaign theme. And by a trans/binary satanist anarchist Republican, too.
  16. Kayne story 1: Geez.
  17. Kanye story 2: Scary.
  18. Kanye story 3: Understandable.
  19. Kanye story 4: Really?
  20. Kanye story 4: Insightful.
  21. Kayne story 5: Murder?

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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