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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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Spanish Researchers Conclude “No Signs” Of COVID Transmission At 5,000 Person Barcelona Test Gig

28 April 2021

Spanish COVID Test Gig Barcelona https://twitter.com/Catinformacio/status/1375908723810504712 Spanish researchers have released the results of a test concert that was held in Barcelona last month. 5,000 people attended the gig with indie pop band Love Of Lesbians and did not have to social distance, but were required to wear masks, so it wasn’t back completely to “normal.” […]

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Burning Man Cancels 2021 Event, Looks Forward To 2022

27 April 2021

Burning Man Jordan Ching Burning Man is being postponed to 2022. The event announced today, April 27, that despite the progress being made to fight the pandemic in the United States, they didn’t feel they could hold their annual gathering in the Black Rock City in 2021. “Although here in the United States we may […]

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Earth Day: Remaking A More Environmentally Sustainable Post-COVID Music Business Will Be Hard, But Necessary

22 April 2021

Markus Spiske on Unsplash Normal. It is a word we heard millions of times over the past year. “The new normal” was something we were told to deal with in the conditions of the pandemic, while also looking forward to “going back to normal.” These competing normals were often polar opposites, but as the pandemic […]

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