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[Spotlight] Back on the Dancefloor – How Covid Affected DJing: Point Blank Presents

14 February 2022

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic hit the creative industries harder than ever, more specifically the world of music. Clubs and venues were closed, with some even shutting up shop for good, leaving artists with no avenues to perform and losing out on valuable, life-altering income from gigs and shows. Over the last year, […]

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US Independent Venues Seeing No-Show Rate As High As 50% According To NIVA

25 January 2022

Photo by Radek Grzybowski on Unsplash It may not be too big a surprise, but people aren’t showing up to gigs in the US at the same rate as they used to. According to National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), some venues are seeing a no-show rate as high as 50% at the moment. That means […]

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National Independent Venue Foundation Relaunches Emergency Relief Fund For Venues, Promoters, Festivals

20 January 2022

Project 91 Charles Kang National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF) has relaunched its Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). The fund was launched in October 2020 by the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) to help struggling venues and promoters on the verge of collapse as a result of the pandemic shuttering venues. The NIVA Emergency Relief Fund awarded $3,170,000 to […]

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ADE In Jeopardy As Dutch Government Closes Nightclubs Until At Least November 1

19 August 2021

Amsterdam ADE I generally don’t love writing about COVID restrictions these days because things can change so rapidly that one article one day can be obsolete in a week. It is dizzying trying to keep up mentally, let along trying to write about it. However, this one seems pretty big for the global dance music […]

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Live Nation To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations Or Negative Test At Venues & Events

16 August 2021

Crowd at Governors Ball, a Live Nation festival Charles Kang Live Nation has reversed course on a previous decision regarding COVID-19 vaccination at its shows in the US and now will require all artists, crew members and attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at their venues and festivals starting […]

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Interview: Christina Fuller, The Lot Summer Music Festival Creator On Bringing Back Live Music In Portland

12 August 2021

Photo Credit: Norman Eder 2021 This weekend, Portland, Oregon will come alive with some live music. The Lot Summer Music Festival, a two-day event will take place from August 14-15, 2021 at The Lot at Zidell Yards, a new outdoor venue on Portland’s SW waterfront. The lineup for Saturday night ranges from soul to pop and […]

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AEG Requiring All Fans & Employees To Be Vaccinated Against COVID In October

12 August 2021

Manilla Killa at Brooklyn Steel Alex Abaunza @alex.abaunza As the Delta strain continues to spread, more and more events and festivals are starting to mandate vaccinations for entry to events. AEG, one of the largest event operators in North America, is now saying for entry to their concerts, people will need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. All attendees […]

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OpEd – You Might Need A Vaccine Card To Enter Some Nightclubs And Public Gatherings As Delta Virus Spreads

26 July 2021

If you are someone who has refused to get vaccinated for whatever reason, you are probably acutely aware that many people are furious with you. As the Delta Variant surges across states like California and Florida, we face a challenging position for public gatherings. The spread of misinformation, conspiracy theories, and misguided interpretations are taking […]

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Chicago House Legend Paul Johnson Hospitalized In Intensive Care With COVID-19

21 July 2021

Paul Johnson Sent via Moveltraxx More bad news on the COVID front when it comes to pioneering DJs. Chicago house legend DJ Paul Johnson is an intensive care unit (ICU) after becoming infected with COVID-19. He shared the news on Sunday, July 18 and has chronicled the demise of his health on Monday and Tuesday. […]

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Fundraiser Event Announced For Bobby & Steve’s Steve Laviniere Disabled From COVID-19 Health Complications

21 July 2021

Steve Laviniere, Gordon Mac, Robert Lavinière Jayne Billi Photography. Given to Magnetic By Lee Wakefield Publicist For Event A fundraiser is being put on for one half of soulful house duo Bobby & Steve, Steve Laviniere, who is fighting health complications after contracting COVID-19 in March 2020. After getting COVID-19, the virus spread to his nervous […]

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Electronic Music Business Value Tumbles 54% From Pandemic, With Signs Of Recovery

28 June 2021

Courtesy of Defected The IMS Business Report has been released. The report looks at the health of the dance music business over the past year. The impact of COVID-19 alters the outlook of the electronic music business in 2020, but there is a lot more to look at in the report from recorded music, downloads […]

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Tomorrowland Cancels 2021 Festival After Government Denies Permits

23 June 2021

Tomorrowland Courtesy of PR The 2021 edition of Tomorrowland has officially been cancelled. The move comes after Belgian officials canceled the festival’s permits last week due to COVID-19. Tomorrowland had hoped to avoid a cancellation for a second straight year by moving the festival to end of August and the beginning of September, but the […]

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