Random music news for Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The oldest podcaster in the world is 101. Give her a listen here. Meanwhile, I have this for music news for March 4, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Warner Music is holding off their IPO because of COVID-19.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Both Facebook and Twitter have pulled out of SXSW.
  3. Wait: Is Noel Gallagher entertaining the idea of a one-off Oasis reunion?
  4. Wait: Are the three guys from Genesis going to reunite in the UK this fall?
  5. Walk Off the Earth would like to teach you the history of The Beatles in four minutes with this video.
  6. When you are Michael Jackson’s kid, this is your “starter home.”
  7. Not a big surprise: The biggest-selling artist globally of 2019 was Taylor Swift.
  8. A System of a Down comic book? Sort of.
  9. Spotify has a new thing for labels: You pay US to promote music.
  10. Speaking of which, I was on Global News this morning talking about Spotify. Listen here.
  11. And LinkedIn now has Spotify playlists.
  12. Are you a gamer who’s too lazy to get out of bed? Good news.
  13. These ten bands have been banned by the church. This would make a good playlist.
  14. A fan of songs in TV commercials? Check out this list.

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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