Now, music news for April 29, 2020.
- Coronavirus update 1: SXSW has been sued over its “no refunds” policy after canceling this year’s festival.
- Coronavirus update 2: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor is auctioning off guitars to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts.
- Coronavirus update 3: Ed Sheeran refuses to lay off staff at his London bar. Although the places is closed, people continue to get paid.
- Coronavirus update 4: Since they can’t tour, a couple of Hamilton musicians have opened a coffee shop.
- Coronavirus update 5: London, Ontario, has canceled all festivals this summer.
- 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.
- Coronavirus update 7: Roy Horn of the magician duo Siegfried and Roy, has tested positive.
- Alanis Morissette believes that the music industry will eventually have its #MeToo Moment.
- Looking forward to the iPhone 12? Yeah, it’ll be a bit yet…
- Growth in subscription to streaming music services seems to be holding despite everything that’s going on.
- Kanye has bought his childhood home.
- Tidal is launching a new free tier for video.
- An autopsy says that it was a heart attack that killed Bill Withers.
- New music from Daft Punk: They’ve scored a movie.