Random music news for Wednesday, January 29, 2020

I had planned a trip to SE Asia to visit my goddaughter for her second birthday, but now maybe not, you know? Here’s music news for January 29, 2020.

  1. Ratings for the Grammy Awards telecast fell to an all-time low this year.
  2. These are the artists with the biggest streaming bumps from the Grammys.
  3. The new iPhone could be delayed because of the new coronavirus.
  4. Queen guitarist Brian May has launched a line of sports bras. Wait–what?
  5. Just so we know, the vinyl revolution comes with an environmental impact. Now I feel guilt.
  6. Apple AirPod Pros are expected to sell 90 million units this year. No wonder they’re so often sold out.
  7. These ten preachers do NOT like rock’n’roll.
  8. Are more shows headed in this sort of eco-friendly direction? Don’t count it out.
  9. Not cool. And maybe not legal.
  10. Nicki Minaj’s brother has been jailed 25 years for raping his stepdaughter.
  11. Here are seven mysterious sounds that science can’t quite figure out yet.
  12. It had to happen: The AI Song Contest.
  13. It’s not just musicians and broadcasters who are being threatened by AI. So are fashion models.
  14. Ed Sheeran’s pub.
  15. Radiohead: pub band.
  16. Canada’s Sunrise Records is big. How big? This big.

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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