Random music news for Tuesday, July 28, 2020

I’m from Winnipeg. This is the TV I grew up with. It…scarred me. Moving on to music news for July 28, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Here’s what fans think of online concerts.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Toronto music venues are looking for government help.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: And if venue capacity is held at 50%, how can anyone make any money?
  4. Coronavirus update 4: A Berlin club has reopened. No dancing. Just listening.
  5. RIP Denise Johnson, Primal Scream vocalist.
  6. The Billboard music charts were first published 80 years ago this week: July 27, 1940.
  7. Spotify maintains that you cannot pay to get on an official Spotify playlist. Discuss.
  8. Meanwhile, beware of strange songs on Spotify and other platforms. They could be fakes.
  9. Is this is your song of the day? Listen to “Piss on My Heart” here.
  10. Nirvana’s Unplugged performance: the swing edition. (Via Tom)
  11. Apple is being sued by Koss over some earbud technology.
  12. Kansai Yamamoto, one of David Bowie’s favourite designers back in the 70s, has died.
  13. Raffi has written a song for the “Wall of Moms” protesting in Portland.
  14. Porno for Pyros will reunite this weekend for the first time for 24 years.

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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