Random music news for Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Good news, Virginia! It’ll soon become legal for unmarried heterosexual people to have sex! Yes, you read that correctly. And now, music news for February 12, 2020.

  1. Today is World Radio Day!
  2. The distributors of the HBO doc on Michael Jackson Leaving Neverland are now in big financial trouble.
  3. Would you like a James Blunt Valentine’s Day card? Go here.
  4. Meanwhile, Macaulay Culkin has come to Michael Jackson’s defence.
  5. New music from The Strokes!
  6. And speaking of whom, they had an interesting situation when they played Bernie Sanders’ rally on Monday night.
  7. Movers destroyed a piano worth £150,000. They have insurance, right?
  8. The biggest mobile communications tech conference in the world is seeing big companies pulling out because of the corona virus.
  9. On that note, could the corona virus affect music conferences around the world in 2020? At least one conference is monitoring the situation.
  10. Justin Bieber vs. Lyme disease.
  11. This black metal dude faces up to 70 years in prison for burning a Baptist church.
  12. Do you use a shared password for streaming music services? A lot of people do.
  13. SiriusXM has just invested US$75 million in SoundCloud.
  14. Want faster internet? Use frickin’ laser beams.
  15. WhatsUp now has 2 billion users worldwide.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • February 12, 2020 at 11:19 am
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    At first I thought item #3 was a continuation of items #1 and #2. Maybe use a different order next time….

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