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Ticketmaster working on plan to check vaccination status & negative COVID-19 test results

Posted by on November 11, 2020

  Earlier this week, Pfizer announced a COVID-19 vaccine has a 90% efficiency rate. Since then, event professionals have been implementing a plan to have a promising return in 2021. While the global pandemic has hit the entertainment industry hard, cancelling the majority of concerts and touring plans, companies have been working on policies from […]

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New poll finds majority of music professionals believe industry will return by 2021

Posted by on October 1, 2020

  From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the music industry has been upended with venues going dark for months on end and thousands left without jobs. Now six months in, a new normal is starting to set in as certain bright spots start to emerge.  A new survey conducted by Pollstar and VenuesNow has […]

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally linked to new COVID-19 cases

Posted by on August 21, 2020

The way we remember concerts has been put on hold until the COVID-19 pandemic gets under control. While events have been announced for next year, we’re not entirely sure what 2021 will look like considering the United States alone is nearing 6 million coronavirus cases. However, events somehow manage to find its way; for instance, […]

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Warped Tour founder says non-socially-distanced concerts “Set The Whole Business Back Every Time”

Posted by on August 13, 2020

  Even with COVID-19 cases at an all-time high, there is a huge pressure for live music to go back to normal. Over the last month or so, we’ve been seeing festivals and shows like Mini Fest in Wisconsin, the Chainsmokers set on Long Island, NY and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally (happening now) in […]

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COVID19: NAMM 2021 Convention cancelled

Posted by on August 11, 2020

  Following the cancellation of the physical CES 2021 convention, next year’s NAMM show has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The convention was scheduled to take place in January 2021 in Anaheim, CA. A virtual event will take place instead with the launch of Believe in Music, which is currently scheduled for […]

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Hamptons drive-in concert turns into un-socially distanced rave

Posted by on July 28, 2020

  On Saturday night (25), a drive-in concert featuring The Chainsmokers took place in Nova’s Ark Project in the Hamptons town of Water Mill, NY. What was supposed to be a socially-distanced night of charity, with proceeds from the up to $25,000 tickets going to No Kid Hungry, Southampton Fresh Air Home and Children’s Medical […]

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US Senate to introduce relief bill to save independent music venues

Posted by on July 24, 2020

    A new bill is being introduced in the US Senate that aims to help independent music venues struggling in the pandemic stay on their feet until they are able to reopen. Co-written by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX), the Save Our Stages Act will provide $10 billion in Small Business […]

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Footage of the crowd from Wisconsin’s Mini-Fest is now available

Posted by on July 22, 2020

  Earlier this week, we saw fan-filmed footage of Dope and Static-X’s performance at last weekend’s mini-festival outside the Q&Z Expo Center in Ringle, WI. Today (22nd), a clip has surfaced, showing what the crowd looked like at the socially-distanced event initially titled the “Herd Immunity” Fest. A montage was compiled together of fan-filmed footage […]

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Lollapalooza Co-founder predicts concerts won’t return until 2022

Posted by on July 20, 2020

  The concert industry has been hurting over the last four months or so as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt live music around the world. While many agree that 2021 is when shows will begin to pick up again, at least one insider thinks it could be much later.  In a recent appearance on […]

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England will allow indoor concerts starting in August 2020

Posted by on July 20, 2020

It looks like indoor events with socially distanced audiences will start in England as early as next month. On Friday (17th), prime minister Boris Johnson announced the plan to begin indoor events beginning August 1st. Similar to the UK allowing outdoor concerts to resume, there will be restrictions and will not proceed if this decision […]

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