Random music news for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Life on Venus? Damn, I wish Bowie were here to write a song about it. Moving on to music news for September 16, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: When will things return to normal? Discuss.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Kid Rock helped with a superspreader event in Michigan.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: A secret (and illegal) music festival?
  4. Coronavirus update 4: A nice, safe, musical COVID-19 wedding.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: A Hungarian composer has invented these special facemasks for enjoying live music. (Via Kieran)
  6. A lot of international radio stations are disappearing from the TuneIn app.
  7. Facebook is trying to sort out the confusion created by its new livestreaming policy for musicians.
  8. Cardi B’s “back tattoo” legal issues just keep going and going and going…
  9. Jarvis Cocker’s new band, Jarv Is, now comes with its own tea. And a jigsaw puzzle, too.
  10. The mansion seen in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is now an Airbnb.
  11. Billboard has launched two new global music charts.
  12. Spotify appears to have a serious counterfeit podcast problem.
  13. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but don’t buy this brick at a hip-hop auction.
  14. Is Lady Gaga set to be one of the X-Men?
  15. Warner Music had a credit card hack that went on for months. Now there’s a class-action lawsuit.
  16. Kanye vs. his record label, round one.

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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