Random music news for Tuesday, April 14, 2020

As if we don’t have enough to worry about, there’s this and this. Oh, and this, too. Swell.

Now, the matter of music news for April 14, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: This Beatles song is getting some American hospitals through the pandemic. (Via Sean)
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Samsung is offering door-to-door service for people who need help with their Samsung phones.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Live Nation is slashing spending by US$500 million.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: After being scared by COVID-19 issues, Amazon has started stocking vinyl records again. But to be honest, you should really be buying local.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Artists in BC can now get a provincial grant for livestreaming.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: There are now two metal bands called COVID-19.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: Death Angel drummer Will Carroll recounts his COVID-19 ordeal. It was awful.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: Kevin Lyman, founder of the Warped Tour, talks about how the concert industry was unprepared for all this.
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Listening to traditional AM/FM radio is surging during the virus. However, advertisers are bailing, which is creating a serious financial situation. YouTubers are facing the same problem.
  10. Coronavirus update 10: Billboard has been tracking the impact of the virus on the entertainment industry.
  11. Here’s a list of some music documentaries to watch while in lockdown.
  12. Virtual happy hour? It’s a way to show support for your local bar/club/restaurant. Check it out here.
  13. The house in Sydney, Australia, where the Bee Gees used to rehearse is up for sale.
  14. The Killers are planning a Q&A session on Instagram next Saturday.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, April 14, 2020

  • April 14, 2020 at 2:58 pm
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    That last link in the opening line is an admin login.

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