Random music news for Thursday, June 4, 2020

Looking to keep the kids occupied during the lockdown? Try Zigazoo. You’re welcome. And now, music news for June 4, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Coming up: More bedroom pop and DIY music. Hey, if you’re in lockdown…
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Global smartphone sales have dropped by 20% during the pandemic.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Chris Trousdale, former member of the boy band Dream Street, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 34.
  4. Why aren’t rock stars feuding anymore?
  5. What’s going on with these (alleged) K-pop fans and the Dallas police department?
  6. More than 100 million people in the US watch YouTube and YouTube TV. And the number of people watching YouTube on a smart TV is up 80%.
  7. Apple has added audio news stories in Apple News Plus.
  8. This one of the most fascinating radio stations I’ve read about in a long time.
  9. State-run Russian radio is looking to expand into the United States. What could possibly go wrong? And the FCC is okay with it.
  10. An interesting read: The Cheater’s Guide to Spotify.
  11. Fascinated by the phenomenon of earworms? Check out this podcast. (Via Scott)
  12. The Eagles’ Don Henley is going after US copyright law again. (Via Tom)
  13. Rock loves TikTok apparently.
  14. What kind of podcasts is doing well during these times? Comedy.
  15. Apple has disabled every iPhone taking in this week’s looting.
  16. Like heavy music? Then here’s an important piece of history.

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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