Random music news for Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Here’s some fascinating TV nostalgia: Ed Sullivan shows have gone online. You could spend some time there, so don’t start until you read music news for June 16, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: One state in Australia is allowing 1,000 concert gigs to go ahead.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The Nashville honky-tonk owned by Kid Rock was hit with a coronavirus public health violation.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Canadian country star Brett Kissel sold out some drive-in shows outside of Edmonton.
  4. Nice: Barbra Streisand gifted the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd some Disney stock.
  5. People just won’t let the cassette go. They should. They really should.
  6. The daughter of country singer Hank Williams Jr. was killed in a car crash.
  7. Into anime? Then you’ll love this.
  8. If you’re into the history of Toronto concerts, you’ll need to look at this.
  9. Is Spotify’s bet on podcasts a good or bad idea? Read this.
  10. Lots of people are listening to audio at home these days, including podcasts.
  11. More cancel culture. Thoughts on something like this? (Via Andrew)
  12. More on drive-in concert culture. Hey, it’s better than nothing.
  13. What’s the difference between streaming music in the West vs. how they do it in China? Quite a bit, actually.
  14. This may have some System of a Down fans re-evaluating everything they like about the band.

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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