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Live Music and Technology: What the Future May Hold

In the last couple of weeks, I wrote about how I think the pandemic has affected the entertainment industry. You can read the first of the three posts here. In my third installment about the music industry, I briefly discussed that while online content has soared during the last five months, there’s also been an uptick in virtual reality concerts like the one performed by John Legend through the Wave platform. I’ve been interested in the intersection of live music and technology for some time so I figured now was as good a time as any to discuss further.

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What Now? Entertainment in a Post-Pandemic World Pt. 3

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…

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What Now? Entertainment in a Post-Pandemic World Pt. 2

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?

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