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Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Canadian Music Week 2020 Delay

photo: Marcus Neto Canadian Music Week 2020 has been rescheduled in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 2020 Canadian Music Week Conference and Expo had previously been slated to take place between May 19th and 23rd, and organizers reiterated the long-held timetable earlier this month. However, ongoing health concerns, as well as a government-issued […]

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MUSEXPO 2020 Creative Summit Postponed — Here Are the Details

MUSEXPO 2020 Creative Summit has been indefinitely postponed following the World Health Organization’s pandemic declaration and broader travel bans. As a result of the World Health Organization’s officially declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to be a pandemic, the 2020 MUSEXPO Creative Summit has been indefinitely postponed. MUSEXPO founder Sat Bisla revealed the decision to Digital Music News […]

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Airbnb Refuses to Refund SXSW Reservations, Guests Start Fighting Back

SXSW apartments left empty (photo: Patrick Perkins) Frustration mounts as SXSW ticketholders are denied refunds for Austin Airbnb stays. Airbnb previously expanded its “Extenuating Circumstances” refund policy to cover renters who had planned to stay in (or who live in) countries and areas that have been especially affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including China, […]

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Collision Conference (Attendance: 30,000) Cancels, Issues Refunds, and Goes Completely Virtual

Collision Conference, a massive annual gathering for business professionals and tech startups, has canceled the physical edition of its 2020 event in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.  The action will continue online, however. In a detailed email sent this morning, the event’s organizers indicated that they made the decision “out of an abundance […]