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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (22 April)


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This isn’t really positive news, but it’s positive action in response to some negative news. Famed Californian music retailer Amoeba Sounds isn’t sure whether it can survive the Covid-19 lockdown, with all three of its stores closed. “With no way to generate income, our savings are running out, with bills and rent coming due, and with a primary commitment to our staff, who we are trying to keep as healthy and financially sound as possible,” explained Amoeba. The positive action? A crowdfunding campaign that’s already zoomed past $100k of its $400k target. “If you are in a position to help us, we would be incredibly grateful to receive that support…”

In other news, a 79-track album based on last weekend’s ‘One World: Together At Home’ livestream has been released to streaming services. And yes, it’s not quite as fun on audio-streaming services as you’re missing out on goggling at celebrities’ living rooms, but all proceeds will be going to Covid-19 relief.

 

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Stuart Dredge

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