Random music news for Wednesday, April 30, 2020

First, this:

Now, music news for April 29, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: SXSW has been sued over its “no refunds” policy after canceling this year’s festival.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor is auctioning off guitars to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Ed Sheeran refuses to lay off staff at his London bar. Although the places is closed, people continue to get paid.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Since they can’t tour, a couple of Hamilton musicians have opened a coffee shop.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: London, Ontario, has canceled all festivals this summer.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: This study says that if governments want to know how to handle pandemics, they should look at the practices of Insane Clown Posse and the Juggalos. Seriously.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: Roy Horn of the magician duo Siegfried and Roy, has tested positive.
  8. Alanis Morissette believes that the music industry will eventually have its #MeToo Moment.
  9. Looking forward to the iPhone 12? Yeah, it’ll be a bit yet
  10. Growth in subscription to streaming music services seems to be holding despite everything that’s going on.
  11. Kanye has bought his childhood home.
  12. Tidal is launching a new free tier for video.
  13. An autopsy says that it was a heart attack that killed Bill Withers.
  14. New music from Daft Punk: They’ve scored a movie.

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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