Random music news for Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Moving to music news for June 17, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Two big music festivals in Ohio are suing over “unconstitutional coronavirus restrictions.”
  2. Coronavirus update 2: BTS made HOW MUCH from a livestream show? Wow.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Meanwhile, Laura Marling sold 4,500 tickets for a livestream gig.
  4. Let’s go back to the time when David Bowie called out the music industry on racism.
  5. More problems for Penny Lane in Liverpool. Beatles fans are conflicted.
  6. Lemmy: The biopic. Who’s going to be cast to play his warts?
  7. The Yamaha DX-7 keyboard Prince used on Purple Rain is up for auction.
  8. There’s a new startup with a breakthrough treatment for stroke patients. It involves using music.
  9. Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot has been admitted to hospital as an emergency. He has been suffering from pancreatic cancer.
  10. EMI Records is back.
  11. How much of a Nirvana fan are you? This much?
  12. If you’re a podcaster, you might find this very useful when it comes to production.
  13. Are you forever breaking your smartphone? You may need one of these.
  14. Kanye West…cosmetics?
  15. Here’s how silly YouTube can get when it comes to taking down videos including music.

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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