Random music news for Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wow. Some people, huh? Where have you been, lady? Let’s divert from that to music news for February 6, 2020.

  1. Juice WRLD may be dead, but his family is facing a US$300 million copyright infringement lawsuit.
  2. Dumb idea, musician. REALLY dumb idea.
  3. Spotify says it now was 124 million premium subscribers and is growing by 3 million a month. Yet the company still lost CAD$276 million.
  4. Radio: Still magical. And free. And profitable.
  5. Waking up to a piercing alarm clock is a bad idea. Here are five tunes that are much better to wake up to.
  6. In case you missed it, Jay Z and Beyonce stayed in their seats for the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Anyone buy their explanation?
  7. In the not-too-distance future, we’ll have 8K video on our mobile phones.
  8. And the backroom drama at the Grammys just keeps going and going and going…
  9. Marianne Faithful is getting a biopic.
  10. A fun question: What would the sun sound like if we could hear it?
  11. Last year was the year of pop music. I think.
  12. Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, etc.) has launched a scholarship for indigenous youth at McMaster University.
  13. The Toronto Star’s entertainment section has been decimated. This is not good.
  14. What a surprise: Drake is now in the weed business.
  15. An air purifier for your headphones?
  16. John Mellencamp has shot a video ad in support of presidential candidate John Bloomberg.
  17. This hot Ugandan rapper is just eight years old.

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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