Random music news for Thursday, May 21, 2020

Robots are now coming for our dogs’ jobs. Over to music news for May 21, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Deftones have canceled their summer tour.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s more analysis of what the virus is doing to the Canadian music scene.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: And here’s an outlook for the rest of the industry when it comes to genre.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Goldman Sach says that global music revenues will drop by 25% this year.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: And here are some crisis management lessons you might want to learn.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: Here are four music skills you can learn at home while you’re in lockdown.
  7. Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire has scored a wrestling docuseries.
  8. Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” has streamed a billion times. How much is that worth? Let’s break it down.
  9. This is fantastic: The isolated tracks from The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.”
  10. Here’s a file-sharing app for professionals.
  11. You’ll soon be able to sell your stuff through Facebook. Introducing Facebook Shops.
  12. The music-teacher-doing-online-learning song. Wait for it. Wait…wait. And there it is. (Via Tom)
  13. Spacehog!
  14. Stressed? Try this.

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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