Random music news for Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The best headline of the week: “Monkey on miniature bike in attempted child kidnap.” Moving to music news for May 6, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Quarantine has proved too much for Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. They’ve split up.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The Eagles have postponed their Hotel California tour for a second time.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: The Troubadour, the legendary LA venue, is threatened with closure. (Via Pamela)
  4. Coronavirus update 4: The first social-distancing concert in Arkansas will take place on May 15.
  5. A Baby Yoda record. No, thank you.
  6. Someone is using the lockdown to create new music. Here’s evidence.
  7. New figures: As of the end of 2019, 340 million people subscribe (i.e. pay for) a streaming music service.
  8. Binaural recordings on your iPhone? Maybe.
  9. Hoping to license your music? Better read this.
  10. Google has a new analytics manager for your podcast.
  11. Interesting stat from the UK: People over the age of 55 are flocking to streaming services.
  12. A Palm Beach house once owned by John and Yoko is for sale.
  13. Ozzy, the biopic. It’s coming.
  14. GREAT point: After COVID-19, will driving cars make a comeback?

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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