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French Royalty Society SACEM Announces $6.6 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund

French royalty collection society SACEM has established a $6.6 million relief fund to support its members throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. SACEM’s board of directors met on Thursday, March 26th, to create the fund and a strategy for helping composers, songwriters, and music publishers. The $6.62 million in aid will be distributed on the basis […]

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MIDEM 2020 Officially Cancelled, ‘Digital Edition’ Is In the Works

photo: Evangeline Shaw Annual music-industry event Midem has been cancelled because of coronavirus (COVID-19) fears and will proceed with a digital edition, which is being developed presently. Midem organizers announced the unfortunate, albeit widely anticipated, news on their website. Midem was expected to take place in Cannes, France, between June 2nd and June 5th, and […]

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David Geffen Shamed on Instagram for Lavish ‘Yacht Isolation’ Display

Photo Credit: George Apodaca Billionaire record industry mogul David Geffen has made his Instagram account private after a massive backlash. Geffen posted pictures of his 454-superyacht on Instagram, bragging about his isolation technique. “Sunset last night… isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus. I’m hoping everybody is staying safe,” writes the billionaire aboard his superyacht. […]

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Over 100 Touring Industry Professionals Unite to Address COVID-19

Photo Credit: Tim Marshall Over 100 touring industry professionals have come together under the Independent Promoter Alliance. The group intends to combat the effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the live music industry. Live music industry promoters Dave Poe and Jessica Gordon kickstarted the initiative. “There’s definitely a feeling right now that we’re all […]

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#MusicMatters Launches Charity Auction to Benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Photo Credit: #MusicMatters #MusicMatters is launching a charity auction to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund. The organization is a 100% grass-roots philanthropic initiative headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Event production firm Encore Live launched the auction as a way to give back to the devastated music community. All net proceeds from the auction will […]