Random music news for Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Pleeeeasee eexcusee any typos in today’s missivee. The eeeee key on my MacBook Pro is screeweed, so eeach keeeystrokeee reeesults in multipleee eeee’s. Appleee wants moree than $600 to reeepair theeir stupid butteeerfly keeeyboards which ALWAYS fail. So blameee theeem. On to music news for Deeceembeer 30, 2020.

  1. Idiot. You thought this was funny?
  2. Canadian Music Week is going virtual in 2021. Here are some preliminary dates and details.
  3. ANOTHER streaming music service? Apparently.
  4. KISS has outlined the safety precautions they’re taking for their big New Year’s Eve show in Dubai.
  5. And is Jay-Z’s Tidal about to be sold?
  6. Donald Trump pardoned Snoop Dogg producer Weldon Angelos.
  7. CBC Music has released their picks for the top 100 Canadian songs of 2020.
  8. Chinese authorities are now very interested in podcasts. Censorship ahead!
  9. How Canadian record stores adapted to the pandemic.
  10. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have launched a “bootlegger” program for fans.
  11. More bardcore! This is Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” done medieval style. (Via Peter)
  12. This mushroom can play a synthesizer. And yes, it’s a real mushroom. See?
  13. It’s sad that they needed to do this.
  14. As if COVID hadn’t done enough to British touring acts, comes Brexit. This isn’t good.

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.

2 thoughts on “Random music news for Wednesday, December 30, 2020

  • December 30, 2020 at 11:53 am
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    The Apple Store might replace your keyboard for free. There was a run of defective keyboards a couple years ago they extended warranty for.

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    • December 30, 2020 at 11:54 am
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      (And to be clear, they’ve done it for me many times. I bring them in regularly doing IT for a local startup.)

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