Random music news for Thursday, April 9, 2020

Joe Exotic was one a pro wrestler? That got left out of Tiger King. Moving to random music news for April 9, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: The Canadian live music scene is suffering. Badly.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s how you apply for CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit).
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Can the music business survive COVID-19?
  4. Coronavirus update 4: More festival postponements. Sled Island, Roskilde, and more.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Global interest in Netflix has increased by 142% since the virus settled in.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: The American music industry plans to hold a panel discussion on what to do.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: Here’s a list of best practices for musicians who want to livestream their events.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: Gene Simmons of KISS wants whiners to shut up and just do what’s right.
  9. Google has this new guide to producing virtual events.
  10. No virus is gonna stop Drake from showing off his new mansion.
  11. Apple’s over-ear headphones (AirPodsX?) may launch later this year.
  12. Despite the current economic climate, old concert posters are selling for big, big dollars.
  13. Quibi, the new video platform that specializes in 10-minute bite-sized bits of content, saw 300,000 downloads on its first day (Monday, April 6, 2020.)
  14. Do you get less creative as you get older? Let’s take a look at that.
  15. Wanna buy Jon Bon Jovi’s New Jersey mansion? Just US$20 million.
  16. Starting today, Radiohead is going to offer up live shows from the vaults of the Radiohead Public Library.

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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