Random music news for Thursday, May 7, 2020

The giant poop lizard. You’re welcome. Here’s music news for May 7, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: In the UK, nearly half of all commercial recording studios could be shuttered without government help. Meanwhile, LA recording studios expect a rush of new business post-shutdown.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Could this be the future of seating charts at concerts?
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Yorkville Sound, a major, major player in the musical instruments and pro audio here in Canda, has started an open-source ventilator design project. Details here.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: How are Canadian record stores doing? FYIMusicNews looks at Sunrise Records and a cross-section of record store owners.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: How will the recorded music landscape look at the end of the year? Here are some guesses. One thing is for sure, though: The new love for livestreaming isn’t going anywhere.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: This is what fans are craving during the lockdown.
  7. How bad is it for LA’s legendary Troubadour Club? They’ve set up a GoFundMe campaign to help them survive.
  8. Liam Gallagher says that being in lockdown has allowed him to understand how birds sing.
  9. Will memes eventually select which songs are hits? Maybe.
  10. This may be the bravest metal band in the world. Here’s why.
  11. Some UK rappers have started teaching Plato while in lockdown.
  12. Tinder for songwriters in quarantine? Apparently.
  13. Need some unreleased Liam Gallagher? Here you go.
  14. Good. Thank you, Spotify.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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