Random music news for Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Imagine being a volunteer in this study. Hey, it was all for the advancement of science. You’re welcome. As for music news for July 15…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: A restaurant in Winnipeg was fined when people at a table started dancing. Can’t do that during COVID-19.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: More woes for the live music industry.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Toronto now has a drive-in concert venue.
  4. So Kanye is dropping out of the US presidential race? Shocking.
  5. Andrew Lloyd Webber to Donald Trump: “Stop using music from Cats!
  6. Is an American ban of TikTok coming soon? Probably.
  7. The US podcasting industry is worth at least US$708 million–and growing.
  8. Spotify is now in 92 countries, including Russia.
  9. Spotify has launched some new podcast charts–but not in Canada. Yet.
  10. Is there a curse on the former cast of Glee?
  11. When you’re Beyonce and Jay-Z, you have different parenting issues.
  12. The “slow web movement” is back.
  13. Monday was the 35th anniversary of Live Aid. Bob Geldof says the event “ruined his life.”
  14. Official music videos will soon appear legally on Facebook.

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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