Random music news for Wednesday, June 24, 2020

New survey from ‘Murica: Americans would rather give up sex and Netflix instead of their pickups. Moving on to music news for June 24, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: More Canadian indie music venues say that they’ll close if they don’t get help.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Retails music sales seem to be recovering nicely in the UK.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: A “herd immunity” music festival? Apparently.
  4. Stevie Wonder: Not a Trump fan.
  5. The latest estimate says there are 400 million subscribers to streaming music services worldwide.
  6. Playing the drums is very good for the brain. Take that, guitarists.
  7. Spotify stock hit an all-time high. And it’s probably going higher.
  8. And could Spotify launch more video offerings? Maybe.
  9. The legal issues over the Fyre Festival are still not over.
  10. Chris Cornell’s daughter paid tribute to her dad on Father’s Day.
  11. More Linkin Park material featuring Chester Bennington? Apparently.
  12. Queen is getting their own British postage stamps. Not the monarch but album artwork from Queen the band. Yes, including News of the World.\
  13. After years of estrangement, the Beastie Boys have reunited with producer Rick Rubin.
  14. Aw, Tom Morello: That’s so nice!

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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