Random music news for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Imagine if this were your job. Hey, I guess someone’s gotta be interested in these sorts of things. Here’s music news for February 19, 2020.

  1. Contrary to what we’d hoped, the Soundgarden-Vicky Cornell lawsuits continue. It could be a while before everything is settled.
  2. No, Justin Bieber didn’t plagiarize anything. But this situation does highlight how weird things are getting.
  3. Are you a podcaster in the Toronto area? Then there’s an even this weekend just for you. Details here.
  4. Here’s another example of having a patient play a musical instrument during brain surgery just to make sure the surgeons aren’t touching the wrong bits.
  5. Knowing her command of swears, Adele must have really let the paps have it.
  6. Rick James has been accused of rape even though he’s been dead for 15 years.
  7. The corona virus is affecting factory production in China. Apple has been forced to change its financial guidance for Q1.
  8. Kizito Mihigo, a famous Rwandan singer who helped compose the country’s national anthem, was found dead in police custody.
  9. Two hundred back-up dancers? For an awards show appearance?
  10. More criticism about how women are being left out of country music radio.
  11. This will probably shock fans of Chrissie Hynde.
  12. You can now upload tracks to SoundCloud right from your phone.
  13. “The Day Music Became Carbon Neutral.” Discuss.

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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