Random music news for Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Can science please hurry up with research like this? The lockdown is not doing any favours to my waistline. Moving over to music news for June 10, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: AEG, the second-largest concert promoter in the world, has announced layoffs.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Parts of Australia are planning to restart live performances.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays was in lockdown when he discovered a tumour on his testicle. It turned out to be benign, so he’s okay.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: The Smashing Pumpkins have canceled their tour.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Lollapalooza 2020 is canceled.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: If most epidemiologists say they won’t go to a concert for another year because of COVID-19, would you?
  7. A Richard Pryor routine on police brutality he recorded in 1974 has found renewed life on Spotify.
  8. On the heels of the George Floyd protests, some UK record executives are urging anti-racism training and the removal of the word “urban” as a way to describe certain music.
  9. How to write a protest song.
  10. The Dalai Lama is going to relase his debut album in July.
  11. Look for advances in livestreaming video apps. Here’s what I mean.
  12. Music in podcasts? Illegal now, but let’s debate how it might be made legal.

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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