Random music news for Tuesday, June 30, 2020

On the positive side, the sh*tshow that is 2020 is almost half over. On the downside, there’s this. You’re welcome. Here’s music news for June 30, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: The Canadian live music industry will probably one of the last parts of the economy to reopen.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Not good enough, Chase Rice.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Ice cream deals?
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Really, MTV?
  5. Need a new song for Canada Day tomorrow? Try this. (Via Chris)
  6. Can you imagine Donald Trump hiring celebrity DJs? Kamala Harris did.
  7. Should Apple buy Sonos? Discuss.
  8. This will probably piss off iPhone fans.
  9. India vs. China: Tiktok and 58 other Chinese-owned apps have been banned.
  10. Why is Tencent is buying into major music companies?
  11. Here’s an interesting battle between some fans and Ticketmaster.
  12. Cary Grant once went to an Alice Cooper concert? Here’s the story.
  13. Justin Bieber has filed a $20 million lawsuit against those who accused him of sexual assault.
  14. Oh. Hi, Sting.

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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