Random music news for Wednesday, May 27, 2020

This might cheer you up: The Knight Rider theme performed on eight cellos by the same person.

Now that you’re feeling better, here’s music news for May 27, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: More indie record stores are being forced to close during the pandemic.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Live Nation and Toronto’s Budweiser Stage is launching the Stage at Home Concert Series.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Germany has clamped down on singing over fears that things like choirs could spread COVID-19.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Ed Sheeran’s mom has had to close down her jewellery business because of COVID-19.
  5. The US government wants to ban TikTok from government-issued devices.
  6. More and more musicians are performing on video game platforms
  7. …and you can bet that more people are looking at these video game opportunities.
  8. Stepchickens. Wait–what?
  9. A good article on listening to the radio in the car in the time of pandemic.
  10. This is all kinda adorable, actually. (Via Michael)
  11. Wanna buy this house from Pharrell Williams?
  12. Why has the music industry still not had its #MeToo movement? Russell Simmons’ accusers discuss the situation.
  13. And what about that #MeToo doc on the music industry? Where is it at?
  14. Universal Music has launched Def Jam Africa and is looking to sign hip-hop, afrobeat, and trap acts.

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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