Random music news for Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Can the coronavirus be transmitted through farts? This leads to a discussion of “aerosolized feces.” Once you get over that, here’s music news for April 21, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Power pop pioneer Wreckless Eric has tested positive.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The founders of Instagram have created a COVID-19 tracker.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Have you noticed the birds?
  4. Coronavorus update 4: Should we be listening to more music to boost our immune systems? Maybe. It couldn’t hurt.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Here’s a prediction that the music industry will emerge from the COVID-19 crisis more digital than ever before.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: The Bon Jovi/Bryan Adams tour has been canceled.
  7. Coronavirus: And here comes the class action lawsuit against Live Nation and Ticketmaster over the change in refund policies.
  8. Universal Music is now generating US$472,000 per hour from streaming revenues.
  9. Someone really, really likes Bob Dylan.
  10. Iggy Pop is going to take part in a rather unusual literary project.
  11. Pink Floyd has started showing streams of concerts from their history.
  12. Cool! An orchestral tribute to The Prodigy.
  13. What is it about “physical distancing” that people don’t get?
  14. After shutting down at the end of 2019, streaming service 8-Tracks has been resurrected.
  15. Fatboy Slim’s daughter has made her debut as Fat Girl Slim.

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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