Random music news for Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lest we forget. And now, music news for November 11, 2020.

  1. This song won’t play well with the MAGA types for obvious reasons.
  2. The fight between Phil Collins and his ex-wife is very, very weird. And it’s just going to continue.
  3. Liam Gallagher has announced a livestream from the Thames. Circle December 5.
  4. Niall Horan sold 125,000 virtual tickets for a show at Royal Albert Hall.
  5. Jackie Fuchs, ex of The Runaways, was on Jeopardy. She offers this remembrance of Alex Trebek.
  6. Ever wonder what “payola” is? Here’s a great definition.
  7. I had no idea there was standard notation for beatboxing.
  8. YouTube music has a new type of personalization feature.
  9. Meanwhile, Apple Music has a new viral hits playlist.
  10. And Spotify has bought yet another podcast network.
  11. For some reason, my wife thought I needed to see this story about a songbird with oversized testicles.
  12. Shares in Peloton spiked yesterday after it was announced that the company struck a multi-year deal with Beyonce.
  13. Sinead O’Connor is entering a “yearlong addiction and trauma program.”
  14. Can’t finish that song? Stuck for ideas? There’s now an AI-assisted songwriting device.
  15. And let’s give the last f-bomb to Alex Trebek. (Via Tom)

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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