Random music news for Thursday, September 17, 2020

Steve? Was that you? I wouldn’t doubt it. Take a read and then come on back for music news for September 17, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Neil Gallagher says “A mask? I ain’t wearing no mask. If I get the virus, so bit it.” Oh, dear.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: DJing through the pandemic.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Hire roadies. Please.
  4. Spotify has introduced virtual event listings.
  5. The Notorious B.I.G.’s famous crown sold for HUGE dollars at a hip-hop auction.
  6. Madonna is going to co-write and direct her own biopic. Discuss.
  7. Lady A is suing Lady A over the name Lady A.
  8. Stream-ripping: Still a big problem.
  9. This is an interesting customs seizure.
  10. EPSN has hired DJ Khaled as the music curator for Monday Night Football.
  11. More radio stations have been blocked by TuneIn, including from the UK.
  12. Elton John and his ex-wife are now in peace talks instead of in court.
  13. Well, here’s one way to get into art appreciation.
  14. Want to learn how to write songs? Try these tutorials.
  15. Ooo. A Moog synth coffee table book.
  16. U2 has now had been on the charts in six decades: 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, and now 20s. (Via Aaron)
  17. Amazon Podcasts has launched in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan.
  18. Kanye’s pissed about his record deal. He’s tweeting out images of his contract.

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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