Coronavirus’ Effect On The Music Industry
The Music Industry is working through
And then coronavirus hit Italy. Same story- music venues had to cancel shows, musicians had to cancel their flights, and fans were left with nothing to do this weekend. Thats the first part. The next part of these business decisions, is re-scheduling. Most venues are already booked with lots of great artists for months to come, so how do they squeeze in an artist? And the artists are already booked in other cities and countries- how do they squeeze this trip back in? Its a lot of conversations between the music clubs, the booking agents, artist managers, travel agencies and insurance companies.
Of course, things will get re-booked. But it takes a lot of industry work to make it happen.
But there are some musicians like Snarky Puppy’s Bob Reynolds whose international travel didn’t get cancelled, and they’re noticing quite a difference on planes, in airports and around cities. Luckily, the music lovers are still coming out to support them!
Like I was saying yesterday, bit of a ghost-town vibe out here.#whereareallthepeople ☺️ #coronavirus #tour 😷— Bob Reynolds (@Bob_Reynolds) March 4, 2020
Munich was killer last night. Sold-out show at @jazzclub_unterfahrt and what a lovely group of people there! Special thanks to Sylvia an… https://t.co/ZAzVverUWW pic.twitter.com/D75UtA8Wrq
Musicians and Music Venues Re-Scheduling Shows due to COVID-19
Not all artists have had to cancel their international travel plans, but if you were hoping to see your favorite band and they couldn’t make it over- just know it wasn’t a decision that was easy for them to make.
UPDATE: SXSW 2020 officially canclled by The City of Austin.