Random music news for Wednesday, September 3, 2020

Hear about the Canadian inventor who sued the entire computer industry for US$350 billion? Yeah, he lost. Here’s what we have for music news for September 3, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Reggae legend Toots Hibbert (of Tools and the Maytalls) is now in a medically-induced coma with COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: At least one death can be traced to last month’s massive Sturgis motorcycle rally.
  3. Here are the latest Canadian online radio charts.
  4. Akon wants to build a real-life Wakanda in Senegal.
  5. Remembering the golden era of music blogs.
  6. Kanye sure spent a lot on church.
  7. Some Black Lives Matter people apparently don’t like Elvis.
  8. This German radio station is using AI that allows listeners to “shuffle” songs in real-time.
  9. Kardinal Offishal has launched a Canada-wide Black scholarship.
  10. The Headphone Problem for radio may have been solved.
  11. Taylor Swift can’t seem to shake off this lawsuit. (Sorry.)
  12. Sinead O’Connor’s new calling? To be a frontline medical worker.
  13. Music and gaming have really come together during the pandemic. See?
  14. Creed? Really, dude?

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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