Random music news for Thursday, November 12, 2020

Now we have to worry about universal warming? Great. I’d rather just deal with music news for November 12, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: The UK government is going to conduct an inquiry into how British music festivals can continue.
  2. Britney Spears’ relationship with her family is weirder than we can ever imagine.
  3. At age 87 and in declining health, Yoko Ono has handed all her business interests in John Lennon and The Beatles to son Sean.
  4. Here are three things everyone should know about Spotify’s new “Discovery Mode” plan. Again, something doesn’t smell right.
  5. Do you know the amazing story of synth pioneer Wendy Carlos? No? Then read this.
  6. Abbey Road Studios have a new scholarship program for Black students.
  7. TikTok looks to have about 1.2 billion monthly active users. Think the music industry is looking for more ways to get a piece of that action?
  8. If you were ever a fan of the band Boston, you need to read this article.
  9. Fever 333 wrote and recorded this song within 24 hours of the US election results.
  10. Questlove vs. The Karen.
  11. A German court rules that techno and, in fact, music.
  12. Commercial radio is now 100 years old. What’s coming next?
  13. AI continues to make inroads into music–but in an area that might not be obvious at first.
  14. System of a Down raised US$600,000 for Artsakh and Armenia with their two new songs.

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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