Yep. That’s about right.
And now, music news for April 30, 2020.
- Coronavirus update 1: A poll reveals that 40% of Americans won’t go to a concert or sporting event until there’s a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Coronavirus update 2: RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa has been canceled.
- Coronavirus update 3: Bad Religion has canceled all 2020 touring.
- Coronavirus update 4: Ticketmaster has cut a quarter of its employees in North America.
- Spotify’s subscriber base was up by 6 million in the first quarter of the year. Some 130 million now pay for the service. Their podcast business is doing well, too.
- In related news, Spotify has added playlists to bananas. You read that correctly. And then there’s this tea-drinking-theme playlist.
- Virtual concerts are having an effect: They’re goosing music streams.
- The governor of Kentucky had to apologize have he accused a man named Tupac Shakur of trying to scam unemployment payments. That is the dude’s real name.
- We now have “podcast promoters.”
- This looks like fun: Massey Halls’s “sound museum.”
- Piano fun!
- What the hell is going on with this 12-year-old Mariah Carey album? Why is it number one on iTunes?
- A new study says that devices with voice assistants will outnumber the population of the planet within four years. Adoption rates are insane.
- As someone married to a former newscaster, this disturbs me.
- Marilyn Manson has finished a new album. He calls it a “masterpiece.”
- YouTube’s quarterly revenue spikes 33%, blowing past US$4 billion in the first quarter of 2020.