Random music news for Thursday, May 28, 2020

Check this out. Talk about a quarantine project.

And how about a wearable hand sanitizer? Order after you have a look at music news for May 27, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Will drive-in concerts last? In the case of Canadian country star Brett Kissel, he sold out six drive-in shows in Alberta. And Vancouver has some big plans.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: How geography has affected COVID-19’s effect on the music industry.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: How do we get people to go back to gigs? That’s a big subject of discussion.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: I was on the Beneath the Rhythm podcast discussing what’s going on with the music industry during the pandemic.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: And I did this interview about the state of the music industry.
  6. Will there be a song of the summer for 2020? Maybe.
  7. Beware online livestream scams involving artists.
  8. Spotify has lifted its 10,000 limit on the number of songs you can have on your devices.
  9. Ice Cube has something to say about the police violence we saw in Minneapolis.
  10. The class action against StubHub over concert ticket refunds has moved into Canada.
  11. Apple Glass is most likely a thing and may be coming soon.
  12. Are you on Quibi yet? There’s a new comedy series about songwriters.
  13. “Ethical music streaming under capitalism.” Discuss.
  14. Eminem published a phone number on Instagram. Go ahead. Call it. See what happens.
  15. Facebook is beta-testing a new music-making app called Collab.
  16. This social media company is making more than YouTube.

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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