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Supporting musicians and others during the crisis… April 4, 2020

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Does this here from Bandcamp the other day assist in solidarity for those who make music during the crisis?

To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.

I’m tempted to say yes. And I wonder about purchasing vouchers for smaller companies that one might use – hairdressers and so on, for future use once matters return to something a little closer to normal? Of course systemic supports are what are needed above all – support for workers during the period where companies are closed and supports to ensure that employments can become functional again once matters change.

Another model at the moment is large and smaller companies broadcasting or allowing for download materials for free. That seems to me to be a form of (entirely understandable) advertising, keeping them in mind during the crisis.

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1. Gearóid Clár - April 5, 2020

We are attending a virtual folk festival during the Easter weekend: https://www.kirstymerryn.com/home-festival-2020

Kirsty Merryn is a decent folk singer and her and some friends set this home festival up as most of them would have been on tour right now in ordinary circumstances. Price is very reasonable. Looking forward to drinking a slab on my sitting room and eating some crappy burger that I made.

I was meant to see Great Lake Swimmers on Friday. Cancellation was obvious but they only made it official a few hours before. But the email from the organisers asked people to consider not requesting refunds as the tickets will still be valid.whenever they reschedule. Happy to do that.

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