Random music news for Thursday, June 11, 2020

Before we begin, here’s some kind of supercut for Star Trek: TNG fans.

Now that’s out of the way, here’s music news for June 11, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: A survey of independent music venues in the US suggests that 90% of them could close down permanently because of COVID-19.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Ten ways the coronavirus will change the music industry.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Classical music is struggling under COVID-19.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: In case you missed it yesterday, Coachella 2020 has been canceled.
  5. The latest artist accused of stealing someone’s song is Travis Scott.
  6. Lizzo’s workout video contains a message for all.
  7. Noel Gallagher wants to do a podcast. Will anyone outside of Manchester be able to understand him?
  8. Here come the new protest songs.
  9. This is fun: A map of the world featuring the most popular songs named after every country.
  10. Tidal is now the target of a fake data situation in Norway.
  11. This guy is suing Apple for US$1 TRILLION.
  12. How the word “urban” came to describe Black musicians and Black music.
  13. There’s a petition to have a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee with one of the late Oderus Urungus of GWAR. Where do I sign?
  14. Seventeen years after they parted ways, Jake Gold is back managing the Tragically Hip.

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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