Random music news for Wednesday, October 14, 2020

There’s a study that says that the coronavirus can survive on paper money for 28 days. Seriously, though, when was the last time you touched any paper money? Moving on to music news for October 14, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: “Winter is coming. Music venues are afraid.” Discuss.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Toronto’s Cameron House has rented space to a barbershop to help keep the lights on.
  3. If Ozzy tours in 2022 like he says he will, I will feel much better.
  4. Curious about synesthesia? Check out this site. (Via Andrew)
  5. Ed Sheeran now has his own forest.
  6. Dr. Dre’s estranged wife now has an embezzlement problem.
  7. A guitar once owned by Joy Division singer Ian Curtis just sold for US$276,480.
  8. Someone tried to smuggle ketamine using photos of Hillary Duff.
  9. An interesting question: Where will Spotify be in five years?
  10. Bruce Springsteen now has his own emoji.
  11. Think this is a marketing move? Of course it is.
  12. “Wonderwall” by Oasis has now been streamed 1 billion times. It’s the first song from the 90s to do that.
  13. I kinda like the new HomePod Mini. It’s overpriced compared to the competition, but if you use Apple gear…
  14. Google has stopped selling music through its Play store.

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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