Random music news for Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Those who had “asteroid collision” as part of their how-could-2020-get-any-worse almost had it pay out this past weekend.
- Coronavirus update 1: YouTube’s annual “Rewind” show has been canceled for 2020.
- Coronavirus update 2: Erykah Badu’s left nostril tested positive for COVID. The right one did not. Wait–what?
- Coronavirus update 3: Are you a musician looking to release music during the pandemic? Here are four ways how to do that.
- Coronavirus update 4: Here’s how some Toronto music venues are hoping to safely reopen.
- Scooter Braun has sold Taylor Swift’s master recordings to an investment fund for US$300 million. Expect to hear from Tay-Tay on this in 3…2…1…
- …and here we go!
- This looks like a really interesting musical Zoom event.
- What is Ed Sheeran doing to his house?
- Meanwhile, Ed’s first demo tape (he made it when he was just 13) is up for sale.
- Remember when all factory car audio systems were total crap? Not anymore.
- This new box set for Elvis Costello’s 1979 album Armed Forces looks amazing.
- Here’s something good we can say about “Baby Shark.”
- The Deftones have released this remix with Maynard James Keenan on vocals. (Via Sean)
- Here’s an update on the campaign to have Spotify pay a minimum of one cent per stream.
- Grimes got a FACTOR grant worth over $90,000. She’s married to Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world. She doesn’t even live in Canada anymore. You might wonder WTF.
- Elton John’s father-in-law has died at age 90.
- Arts & Crafts has launched a record club.
- Wolfgang Van Halen has released his debut single.