A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus. I’d hate to have been the person to give her a nasal swab.
And for the LAST TIME: I have spring allergies, not COVID-19! Moving to music news for April 7, 2020…
- Coronavirus update 1: No, 5G is not the cause of this epidemic.
- Coronavirus update 2: StubHub has been sued over how it changes its rules with COVID-19.
- Coronavirus update 3: Lady Gaga and the WHO are putting on a show.
- Coronavirus update 3: The 2020 Prism Prize, which honours excellence in Canadian music video production, has been canceled.
- Coronavirus update 4: Warner is going to keep to its album release schedule. Here’s why.
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats compared to last year: Total album sales, -33.2%; CDs, -38.8%; digital albums, -28.6%; digital tracks, -29.9%; vinyl, -21.2%; on-demand audio streams, +17.5% (1.517 billion streams in the country last week, up 1.3% from the week before.)
- On a related note, vinyl is trailing behind largely because of supply line issues.
- The number of people subscribing to (i.e. paying for) one or more streaming music service is now around 350 million.
- The Soundgarden/Vicky Cornell lawsuit is getting even uglier.
- The internet is still working. Here’s why.
- Even GWAR is in isolation. But they’re okay.
- Spare a thought for Wade McNeil of Alexisonfire. Read this.
- Walruses whistle?
- Universal Music has won a big victory in the lawsuits over the disastrous 2008 fire.