What to do while you’re waiting for touring to return

While the industry’s collective fingers are all crossed for the return of safe, in-person live music at some point during 2021, it’s clear that artists still have a ways to. Continue reading

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In appreciation of The Cure and the fan art of Lin Moon

In the wake of rumors of new music from the group possibly coming together again, the Song Sommelier reflects on their late-blooming appreciation for The Cure, and for the fan. Continue reading

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4 things in music that have been unchanged by the pandemic

The pandemic has certainly upended much in the music industry – as well as our personal lives – but in spite of the instability we’re all experiencing, a few things. Continue reading

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Dolly Parton calls for support of indie live music venues

Dolly Parton has called on her fans to support America’s independent live music venues as they try to weather the extended shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the. Continue reading

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COVID-Proofing Your Venue

While anything resembling a normal live show is still a distant pin-prick on the horizon, the information and science we have gathered surrounding the coronavirus means that, with proper precaution,. Continue reading

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Dr. Fauci Hopeful Concerts Will Return By Fall

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy And Infectious Diseases said he thinks concerts may be able to return to scale by the fall of 2021. Dr.. Continue reading

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Maintaining Your Tour Van (Even During A Pandemic)

For the time being, all in person live shows remain a far off dream, but once live shows come roaring back, pent up demand will have you out on the. Continue reading

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2021 Live Music Business Predictions

No one really predicted last year to be so devastating for live music, but with 2020 firmly in the rearview, we’re taking some educated guesses at what the next year. Continue reading

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21 Major Music Organizations Join To Demand Congress Provide Relief For Live Industry

The Recording Academy, BMI, SoundExchange, CMA, SESAC, and a coalition of major music industry groups have joined to send a letter to congressional leaders highlighting the growing devastation to the. Continue reading

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Live Streaming Is Center Stage For 2021, But Is It Ready? [KEITH JOPLING]

17,000 artists have streamed 57,000 performance sing the pandemic hit in late March, according to global music live streaming hub Bandsintown. That volume has put music live streaming center stage.. Continue reading

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