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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 […]

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Sorry, StubHub Won’t Be Issuing Refunds to Ticketholders After All

After promising to provide cancelled-event refunds to ticketholders amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ticket resale platform StubHub has changed its tune. Now, fans are eligible to receive vouchers for 120 percent of the price they paid for their tickets in lieu of a traditional reimbursement. In an open letter published on March 27th, StubHub President […]

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Kennedy Center Suspends Pay for Musicians Despite $25 Million Stimulus

A view of the Kennedy Center from the Potomac River. (photo: Tom) In a stunning development, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter has revealed that all 96 members of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will cease receiving paychecks after April 3rd, despite the Kennedy Center’s having secured $25 million in supplementary funding from the $2.2 trillion […]

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Grammy-Winning Country Artist Joe Diffie Dies from Coronavirus Complications

Country music star Joe Diffie has passed away as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) complications. He was 61 years old. News of Diffie’s death broke yesterday (at about the same time it was revealed that John Prine is in critical condition from COVID-19) and was recently confirmed by his representatives. The Grammy-winning artist announced that […]