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


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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