Random music news for Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Thanks. I needed to know that. Over to music news for August 4, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Gamify the pandemic with this new zombie running game. (Via Christopher)
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s an update on Stage 3 when it comes to live music in Canada. And then there’s this.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: And what about Canadian dance clubs? It’s…complicated.
  4. The El Mocambo is going virtual for the time being. Details here.
  5. Will Spotify thrive with podcasts? Maybe not.
  6. Is this the future of music?
  7. You want Goth? This is Goth!
  8. Hello Kitty, copyright ambassador.
  9. American TikTok users to Donald Trump: HANDS OFF! Could it be that Sarah Cooper is why he wants to ban the app?
  10. Livestream performances are great and all, but sound quality is really suffering.
  11. Still, livestreaming has become a very big deal for the music industry.
  12. This guy builds guitars made of wood from a lynching tree.
  13. Who knew Iggy Pop was this much of a soccer fan?
  14. David Crosby and…physics? Sort of. (Via Larry)
  15. Handy: How to process music industry data.

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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