Random music news for Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Still on vacation staycation. Still haven’t accomplished much around the house–except for putting together music news for August 5, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: No Glastonbury until 2022?
  2. Coronavirus update 2: New York is cracking down on “floating nightclubs.”
  3. Neil Young is now officially suing Donald Trump over the use of his music at Trump rallies.
  4. Apparently, it was all an “unacceptable” joke.
  5. Warner Music Group reports that 71.3% if the company’s Q2 revenue came from streaming.
  6. Meanwhile, Sony had a good quarter despite the pandemic.
  7. “Streaming is not the devil.” Discuss.
  8. Nope. Not interested.
  9. Google Play Music will be shut down in October.
  10. An acoustic guitar Elvis used when recording at Sun Studios just sold for US$1.32 million.
  11. Kanye is still running for president. He officially named his running mate. Meanwhile, Kim is upset.
  12. And Republicans are hellbent on helping Kanye get on the 2020 ballot.
  13. Nigerian radio stations plus QAnon equals this. Jeezus, people…
  14. Someone is trolling Ozzy.
  15. These ten songs just aren’t okay anymore.
  16. Ad spending on podcasts in the US will be more than US$1 billion next year.
  17. A reminder, kids: Read your contracts.
  18. Duncan Campbell of UB40 has been hospitalized with a stroke.
  19. Dr. Dre is now involved in a US$1 billion divorce.

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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