Random music news for Thursday, April 16, 2020

Every day is Ground Hog Day, but I can confirm that this is music news for Thursday, April 16, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Social distancing until 2022? How’s that gonna work with the music industry? (Via Amber)
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Close to 40% of Canadian artists will need more help during the crisis.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Liam Gallagher is donating to the NHS FEST music raffle.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: DJ Jazzy Jeff was really, really sick with COVID-19.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: I found this really interesting: “How is pop music changing during the pandemic?”
  6. Coronavirus update 6: YouTube reports a 75% increase in views for its news content.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: Can you imagine being a sportscaster right now? It’s hard, especially on the small-town local level.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: In Toronto, both the El Mocambo and the Wheat Sheaf Tavern have postponed their grand re-openings.
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Germany has banned all major events until August.
  10. Since we’re going to be stuck inside Saturday night (again), there’s always the big One World: Together at Home concert on TV.
  11. If Trump kills the US Postal Service, he could have an effect on indie music.

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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