Random music news for Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Is there something happening today? I seem to recall hearing the news about some big thing that’s going on. A political story, maybe? I can’t remember. Oh, right. This.

And then there’s this.

All I know is what’s happening with music news for November 3, 2020.

  1. Okay, one election story. Just one, okay?
  2. One hundred years ago yesterday, KDKA in Pittsburgh became the first radio station to broadcast election results.
  3. Posters that hijack FM radio? Yep.
  4. Apple One’s big package–Apple Music, TV+, iCloud, and Arcade–is here. This could be a big change when it comes to content and distribution.
  5. Using Cardi B/Meagan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” to promote a home insulation offer was probably a bad idea.
  6. Here’s an interesting stripped-down version of “In the Air Tonight” by Larkin Poe. (Via Sean)
  7. There was another big donation to the restoration of Massey Hall. Can’t wait until it reopens.
  8. Are holograms the thing we need for music during the pandemic?
  9. Quebec musicians are REALLY hurting because of COVID-19.
  10. Here’s a realistic Christmas song from Carly Rae Jepson.
  11. Discogs.com turned 20. Here’s a timeline of how the website evolved.
  12. Is it just me or does this new Spotify plan sound like reverse payola?
  13. GWAR. Bloodbath. All is good.
  14. Beyonce…honey?

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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