Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Thoughts On The Coronavirus And Music
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, several music events have been canceled or postponed, including South By Southwest, Ultra Music Festival, Stagecoach Festival, and The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. This will likely have a serious negative impact on many musicians who make their living by performing and selling merchandise on the road. So if a concert you had planned to attend is canceled or postponed, consider ordering some records or CDs from the artists in the meantime. Likewise, if fear of contracting the virus is keeping you from attending a concert that has not been canceled, help out the bands by purchasing copies of their new albums through their websites. That way, in addition to supporting the musicians, you will have a stack of new discs to listen to in the event you decide to quarantine yourself before this thing is over. In addition to stocking up on water and toilet paper, build yourself a nice stockpile of records and compact discs. Then you can enjoy some good music while the world falls into chaos and disrepair outside.