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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Ultra Music Festival Is Going Completely Virtual – SiriusXM Is Helping Out

SiriusXM is partnering with the Ultra Music Festival for a new virtual audio festival experience. The Ultra Virtual Audio Festival will start on UMF Radio this Friday, March 20. It is a limited-run radio channel with exclusive DJ sets from many of the … Continue Reading

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Ultra Music Festival Is Going Completely Virtual – SiriusXM Is Helping Out

SiriusXM is partnering with the Ultra Music Festival for a new virtual audio festival experience. The Ultra Virtual Audio Festival will start on UMF Radio this Friday, March 20. It is a limited-run radio channel with exclusive DJ sets from many of the … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Canadian Music Week 2020 Delay

Canadian Music Week 2020 has been rescheduled in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 2020 Canadian Music Week Conference and Expo had previously been slated to take place between May 19th and 23rd, and organizers reiterated the long-he… 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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Australia Bans Gatherings Larger Than 500 People — Effectively Cancelling Every Major Music Event

In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Australia government officials have banned all public gatherings involving 500 or more people, thereby canceling most every upcoming concert and music festival in the country. Prime Minister S… Continue Reading

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As Stock Slides, Live Nation CEO Buys $1 Million of Shares

Live Nation’s president and CEO, Michael Rapino, as well as several Live Nation executives, have bought up a substantial number of shares in response to their company’s coronavirus-fueled price drop. According to SEC filings shared with Digital Music N… Continue Reading

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