Yep. That’s about right.
On to music news for December 17, 2020.
No worries. On to the next court. pic.twitter.com/xR2vA0FRzS— Brown Eyed Susan (@smc429) December 15, 2020
- Covidiots. What were you thinking?
- It’s official: We’ve run out of things to make TV shows about. Someone is adapting Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s sex tape for a TV series.
- Speaking of TV, Scott Stapp of Creed is going to play Frank Sinatra(!!!) in an upcoming Ronald Reagan biopic. (Via Tom)
- Not many musicians made Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities in 2020.
- The Hives are going on a world tour without leaving Sweden. Wait–what?
- Jay-Z has launched Monogram, his cannabis brand, with pre-rolled joints that cost US$50 each.
- How is the whole working-from-home thing helping radio? Here’s a look at that.
- Playlists for seniors to help during the pandemic.
- “Artists who don’t repurpose their music are leaving money on the table.” Discuss.
- AI and music continue to come together. Check out this AI-friendly music site called DeepMusi.ai.
- Lorde says that her next album was inspired by a trip to Antarctica.
- This is some SERIOUS drumming! Wow. (Via Danny)
- Gil Moore of Triumph and I were on Tony Clement’s news program talking about the future of music after the pandemic. Watch here.
- Amazon vs. Detroit music history. Jeff Bezos should read this. (Via Andrew)
- Drake has a Lego version of his Bridle Path mansion in Toronto.
- Worth a listen: Important lessons musicians can learn from 2020.
- Need some reading over the holidays? Here’s a list of some of the year’s best music books.