Random music news for Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Still on my two-week staycation. Today’s job: cleaning out the drain in the shower. Fun. But that will have to wait until after music news for December 8, 2020.

  1. The Royal Mint sent some David Bowie coins to space and back. (Via Sean)
  2. Liam Gallagher vs. Boris Johnson.
  3. Meanwhile, Oasis music has done well during the pandemic. VERY well.
  4. It looks like Spotify is exploring the cryptocurrency space.
  5. Meanwhile, the Australian Federal Police and Spotify have entered a weird Twitter feud.
  6. David Crosby has been forced to sell his song catalogue because streaming killed his royalties.
  7. TikTok is still not banned in the US despite a deadline passing last Friday.
  8. Jamie Cullum wants to hold the world’s largest piano lesson.
  9. Stars is finding all kinds of new ways to increase revenues. There are some good lessons here.
  10. Lowest of the Low’s Ron Hawkins has a few things to say about the pandemic.
  11. Got trouble with trolls? Try Moderate.
  12. And before you click on that ad on that website, read this.
  13. Not music-related but important: What’s the future of remote working?
  14. And finally, that is one fast computer!

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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