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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (15 June)

Independent musicians, especially the ones who made the majority of their income, are having a very tough 2020. In the US, there’s a new body aiming to protect their interests, though. It’s called the National...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (29 May)

We’ve been running a series of stories (you can find the archive link below) about some of the positive news in our industry relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as relief efforts for and from the music community,...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (27 May)

There’s still some good news amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Start today with a new aspect to Tencent and Universal Music Group’s partnership: teaming up to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (26 May)

Our positivity story has taken a little break, but we’d like to get it up and running again (as ever: send us your stories or tips about Covid-19 relief fundraising or activism supporting music companies and people!)....
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (18 May)

Industry body Songwriters of North America (SONA) has launched a new hardship fund for songwriters, which will distribute emergency grants of $1k to creators hit by the Covid-19 pandemic’s economic impact. The new...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (6 May)

It’s back! Some days we’re not running a ‘positive news’ roundup, which doesn’t necessarily mean everything’s bleak and terrible: it might be that we’ve broken out a bigger positive...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (4 May)

Start today with an early figure from Bandcamp’s second day of waiving its revenue share (with a number of labels following suit) last Friday (1 May). The first day on 20 March had seen fans spend $4.3m on music and...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (1 May)

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a ‘Culture at Risk Business Support Fund’ with £2.3m set aside for the UK capital’s  creative and cultural industries. It includes a £450k grant to the Music Venues...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (29 April)

A group of concert promoters, venues and show producers are calling for the US Congress to expand its coronavirus relief packages to businesses in the live sector. Billboard has a copy of their request, which claims that...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (28 April)

TikTok is launching a new feature, ‘Donation Stickers’, that will enable creators on the app to encourage their followers to donate to charities. This isn’t only about music, but music industry charities MusiCares and...
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Today’s positive music industry-related coronavirus news (27 April)

The UK’s Music Venue Trust (MVT) is launching a campaign called #saveourvenues, which aims to drum up support for 556 ‘grassroots music venues’ that it says are in danger of permanent closure in the UK....
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (24 April)

Start today with the announcement that Beyoncé’s BeyGood foundation is donating $6m to various community-based organisations, UCLA and the National Alliance in Mental Illness. “Communities of color are suffering...