Recording Academy Pledges $2 Million to Coronavirus Relief; Additional Donations Expected

The Recording Academy and its charitable organization, MusiCares, have donated $2 million to assist members of the music industry who are suffering financially from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Both the Recording Academy and MusiCares pledged $… Continue Reading

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The Music Industry’s First Coronavirus Survivor Describes the Sucky Ordeal

Nobody said coronavirus was a walk in the park. Though it looks like Grammy-winning music producer Andrew Watt is the music industry’s first bonafide survivor. Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge was the first music industry figure to be dia… Continue Reading

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Apple Stores In Lockdown; Apple Employee Tests Positive In Culver City Campus

Apple has closed its brick-and-mortar stores, and one of the company’s Culver City, California, employees has tested positive for COVID-19. Excepting the 42 Apple stores located in China, 464 Apple locations will be out of commission “until further not… Continue Reading

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Media Streaming Poised to Spike 60 Percent Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

With a significant portion of the United States and the world remaining indoors due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, media streaming—including television, movies, music, and more—is expected to increase by approximately 60 percent, according to … Continue Reading

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Musicians Are Suddenly Out of Work — Musicians Union President Urges Immediate Government Relief

Ray Hair, the international president of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), is calling on the U.S. government to provide relief funds to gig-economy artists. In a statement, President Ray Hair acknowledged that … Continue Reading

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Record Store Day 2020 Postponed Until June Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Much-anticipated music festivals and multi-thousand guest conferences aren’t the only events that’re being postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Record Store Day, an annual outing that’s enjoyed at independent record stores across t… Continue Reading

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Live Nation, AEG, Major Touring Agencies Form Coronavirus Response Coalition

Live Nation and AEG Presents, two of today’s foremost concert and music festival promoters, have partnered with leading talent agencies to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Representatives from the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Paradigm Tal… Continue Reading

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