Pulled Violent Songs Off Air After 9/11 — But It Won’t Reckon With Race
Turman (Rolling Stone) -- As companies across the entertainment industry make
strides to combat racism and prejudice, classic radio, which is rife with
racially skewed music, remains stuck in an awkward place.
the Virtual BET Awards: How They Pulled It Off & Why It Might Change the
Future of Award Shows
Havens (Billboard) -- The BET Awards not only reimagined what a virtual
performance can be, but what award shows could look like even post-pandemic.
Their Heads: The Shocking Return Of The Rave
Kale (The Guardian) -- With clubs shut, thousands of young people are breaking
the Covid-19 rules to attend parties organized on social media – and more are
being set up every day
Label Trax Records Faces Massive Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Smith (Digital Music News) -- The firmly worded legal document pulls no punches
in describing the alleged mistreatment and contractual violations of Trax
Million Hours of YouYube Are Watched Every Day – And That Doesn’t Count Phones or
(Digital Video News)
Boycott: View the List Of Companies Pulling Ads
By Allen Kim
and Brian Fung (CNN Business) -- A growing list of companies are pulling ads
from Facebook. For many of them, it’s part of an advertiser boycott in protest
of what they say are the site’s failures to stop the spread of hate.
Launches LANDR Pro Network, A Digital Marketplace For Music Professionals To
Market And Manage Their Businesses
-- [I generally don’t use press releases … but, thought this might be
interesting enough to allow a little hype in. DK]
Editor Explains How They Pick Songs for Playlists
Things to Consider When Choosing a Digital Distributor for Your Music
Csoma (FlyPaper) -- Once you’re finished with a track or a whole album you’ve
been working on for weeks, months, or perhaps even years, what’s next? You’ve
reached a point of no return — it’s release time. [Thanks to Etan Rosenbloom
for the link.]
Reports Explains How To Tame Your Technology
Reports -- With the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic,
you might be looking for ways to save money. Consumer Reports recommends some
ways to help you tame your tech budget.
Pays $1 Million Ransom To Recover Medical School Data From Hackers
By Daniel Wu
(Mercury News) -- Third university to be targeted by cyberattacks in the past
two months. … Malware attacks on prominent businesses and institutions are nothing
new. But experts say the shift to working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic
may be making it easier for hackers to find a way in.
The Car Radio
Turns 90 This Year. A History Of That Thing In Your Dashboard.
Cross (Global News)
the fact that it is almost impossible to sing …
‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Be Replaced With a New National Anthem?
Smith (Digital Music News) – [My politically correct muted response: HELL
Reiner Dead at 98 ... Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to his Best Friend
(TMZ) -- Reiner
was a producer. He was also a director. He was also an actor. He was also a
Grammy winner. He won 9 Emmys in over 7 decades. He has more than 400 credits.
Where to begin?
Put a mask
Let's Twist Again (Like We Did Last Summer)
Kal Mann and Dave Appell