In my last post, I wrote about the current circumstances the entertainment world finds itself in, focusing on the movie industry. Now, let’s turn our attention to the music industry.
What we’ve seen so far from the performing arts is all over the map. Putting the music from home thing aside, artists have limited live performances to outdoor venues with small, socially-distanced audiences. Performances have been mainly smaller groups that are able to keep their distance on stage, playing to an empty hall and broadcasting online. No Mahler 8 anytime soon…
In my last post, I wrote about the current circumstances the entertainment world finds itself in – from orchestras to pop acts, sports to movies – none have escaped the effects of COVID-19. Until there is an effective and readily available vaccine, any “opening up” has risks. We’ve already seen this in places that have tried to return to normal. Coming back too soon and/or without protocols being followed has led to a resurgence of the virus. Normal ain’t walking through that door until not only a vaccine has taken hold, but people’s confidence has returned. So now what? How will these industries adapt?
There’s been a lot of chatter recently about the impending doom of civilization due to the possible defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts. If all of the people displaying social media outrage actually supported the arts – you know, with their actual time and/or money – there wouldn’t be an issue. If you want to “live in a country that supports the Arts” then…support the Arts. Continue reading