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Daily update for the music business on the coronavirus (March 13)

If there is one piece you read today, make it Tomas Pueyo piece on Medium titled Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now. It’s relevant to everyone - inside and outside of music, and provides insights and actions, which is why it’s received 12 million views in the last 24 hours.


Something extra: How to protect your mental health in a pandemic (i-D).

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Some thoughts:

  • I am going to stop listing specific cancellations for now. At this point we should assume everything cancelled. When something is not cancelled and it’s noteworthy or an event has an interesting postponement strategy etc, I’ll make sure to list it.

  • I have to give a shout out to Platform & Stream - a daily newsletter about the digital music landscape which gave me some of the inspiration for this.

  • DO ME A BIG FAVOUR: this newsletter is hitting many of your spam filters - especially on Gmail. Please keep an eye out, and mark as ‘not spam’ in order to train the algorithm.

Stay calm and remember to breathe. :-)



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