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Music Venues Across the Country Can Reopen, But Is It Worth It?

Concerts are slowly starting again, but they’re looking considerably different in the pandemic and many clubs are unsure whether they’re worth the risks. → Read More

How We Work Now: Duck Club Presents/Treefort Music Festival Co-Founder Eric Gilbert

In a new series amid the coronavirus pandemic, Billboard is asking individuals from all sectors of the music business to share stories of how they work now, with much of the world quarantined at home and unable to take in-person meetings, attend conferences or even go into the office. Submissions for the series can be sent to HowWeWorkNow@Billboard.com. Read the full series here. This… → Read More

Arkansas' Socially-Distanced Concert Now Trying to Reschedule, Adhere to State Law

At a press conference on Thursday, TempleLive announced the official cancellation of its socially-distanced Travis McCready show scheduled for tomorrow night in Fort Smith, Arkansas. → Read More

Kesha, Kiss and Slipknot Postpone Concert Cruises

Live entertainment producer Sixthman has announced the postponement of the remainder of its 2020 festivals and cruises. → Read More

In Arkansas, the Socially-Distanced Show Must Go On — And in Missouri Too

Evan after Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would not permit a Travis McCready concert in Fort Smith to take place Friday the venue says it's moving forward, along with another show in Missouri planned for Saturday. → Read More

Neumos in Seattle, in a Pandemic: 'We Don’t Have Money, But We Have People'

Steven Severin, co-owner of independent venue Neumos in Seattle, is focusing on advocacy work on local and national levels -- and got his first win on Tuesday. → Read More

Bandsintown Expands Livestream Events With Daily Themes

Concert discovery platform Bandsintown has expanded its bi-weekly live stream performances to five days a week. → Read More

Paradigm Agents Dave Kaplan & Randall Uritsky Move to ICM Partners

Paradigm agents Dave Kaplan and Randall Uritsky have moved to ICM Partners. Both will join ICM in the agency's music division. → Read More

Could Arkansas' Socially-Distanced Concert Be The Blueprint For Live Music in 2020?

Travis McCready's show at TempleLive in Arkansas has provided a blueprint for socially distanced concerts, but the model may not be viable or sustainable for many concert organizers. → Read More

Chris Martin, Echosmith & More Enlisted for Mental Health Festival

This weekend, artists and professionals throughout the music industry will be performing and discussing mental health at the first 320 Festival. → Read More

Arkansas Is Hosting One of the Pandemic's First Socially-Distanced Concerts

Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready will perform in Arkansas with assigned seats at least six feet apart per grouping of what Ticketmaster is calling "fan pods." → Read More

Neumos in Seattle, in a Pandemic: 'The Hardest Thing Is the Staff'

Steven Severin, co-owner of Neumos in Seattle, is spread thin trying to save his venues and help others while bearing the heavy burdens of letting employees go and an uncertain future. → Read More

Missouri Governor Says Concerts Can Resume Monday

Missouri governor Mike Parson has given the okay for concerts to begin again in the state as early as May 4. → Read More

Fans Are in 'No Rush' to See Live Music After Coronavirus, Says New UTA Study

Live music fans are in "no rush" to return to concerts once coronavirus social distancing regulations are lifted, according to a new study from talent agency UTA. → Read More

Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals Canceled for 2020

Organizers for the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo have announced that the annual festivals will not occur in 2020 due to the coronavirus. → Read More

How We Work Now: Nashville’s Exit/In Venue Owner Chris Cobb

In a new series amid the coronavirus pandemic, Billboard is asking individuals from all sectors of the music business to share stories of how they work now, with much of the world quarantined at home and unable to take in-person meetings, attend conferences or even go into the office. Submissions for the series can be sent to HowWeWorkNow@Billboard.com. Read the full series here. This… → Read More

SXSW Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Ticket Refunds

South by Southwest is the subject of a class action lawsuit for not offering refunds to ticket buyers after its 2020 edition was canceled due to the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Neumos in Seattle, in a Pandemic: 'Somebody Decided That They Didn’t Like Our Window and Destroyed It'

Steven Severin, co-owner of Neumos in Seattle, says his bar was attacked by a man with an axe and the Paycheck Protection Program still isn't doing enough to help small businesses. → Read More

Spotlight: 'Live From Out There' Organizer Ben Baruch on Earning $300,000 for Artists via Livestreams

In just under six weeks, virtual series Live From Out There managed to bring in more than $300,000 for artists and crews through weekend concerts and festivals. → Read More

The Aces and Beartooth Set to Play Red Bull Records Virtual Festival

Red Bull Records has announced a virtual festival for May 1 featuring several artists from the independent label. Get the details. → Read More