Random music news for Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Here’s an interesting side effect to the whole wearing-a-mask thing: learning to communicate more with your eyes. Good advice. Now some music news for July 14.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Mood Media, the owner of legendary elevator music company Muzak, has filed for bankruptcy.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Vinyl sales are down in Canada due to the virus–but there’s more to the story than COVID-19.
  3. Will.i.am is not a fan of Kanye’s presidential bid.
  4. Here’s how “The Dixie Chicks” became just “The Chicks.”\
  5. David Lee Roth has this update on the health of Eddie Van Halen. Meanwhile, Dave isn’t that well himself.
  6. Let’s go a little deeper into the Lady A vs Lady A legal situation.
  7. Marshmello’s new thing: nursery rhymes. Introducing Mellodees.
  8. Is streaming music bad for the environment? Let’s deconstruct this.
  9. Cool timesuck: This website generates 90s festival lineups (and video). (Via Andrew)
  10. The Dalai Lama has a number one album (well, on the Bilboard New Age chart…)
  11. This poll says that Kanye West has 2% support of the American electorate in his bid for president. Didn’t hurt Joe Biden, but it did take a percentage point away from Donald Trump.

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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