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What Now For Music And The Arts?

As we head into the weekend, the music industry bodies and organisations wanted to update our music community and whanau. In order to ensure equity for all students, due to the variation in each student's current circumstances for remote learning, the Dean's List will be suspended for the spring 2020 semester for Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Spotify's COVID-19 Hub (part of its COVID-19 Music Relief Project) has proved successful as it allows people to listen to specially curated playlists and podcasts that help users feel informed, while further embedding them into Spotify's streaming ecosystem.

No matter what, we suspect the conditions will be different from the ways we occupied campus before the pandemic; we will adapt the physical space, adjust the resources we have on-hand, and craft policies and procedures to support the safety of our community.
If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) encourages you to apply for benefits by utilizing the online claim portal, or by calling the Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

With many of its retailers, restaurants, bars, breweries, entertainment venues and events closed or operating at reduced capacity, Fort Worth's Near Southside creatives and service industry employees are experiencing significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Each of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund recipients embody this goal; they do extraordinary work providing young people with opportunities to uncf learn, perform and create music while also serving their immediate and unique needs around food, transportation, mental health, and academics.
The content and format may have changed, but faculty and many students have reported they enjoy the time to dig deeper into the music by contextualizing recordings and compositions, discussing performance practice techniques, and exploring new repertoire that broadens awareness of composers and performers, some of whose history may have been unjustly neglected.

The Berklee Online summer semester starts on June 29 and ends on September 20. Please note the following with the Berklee Online option: There is a two-week overlap between the Berklee Online summer semester and the college fall semester; the Berklee Online course catalog is smaller; institutional scholarships and federal financial aid for Berklee Online study are limited; and the student services offered to our remote learners in the 12-week summer semester are not available to students exclusively taking Berklee Online classes.
At a time of physical distancing and other measures to halt further spread of the novel coronavirus , music is indeed uniting people, according to Mr. Hancock, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Global online music streaming subscriptions spiked 35% YoY in Q1 2020 to reach 394 million subscriptions, according to the latest findings from Counterpoint Research.

While the COVID-19 outbreak proved to be negative for most of the industries, it improved the overall scenario for the music streaming segment. On May 27, 2020, One Love Asia brings all artists and Youtubers together to perform in one big virtual concert to heal the world against coronavirus and to protect and advance the welfare of all people.
SAG-AFTRA members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 may request assistance to cover basic expenses like rent, mortgage, utilities and medical bills. This is our guide to the ways in which we can all continue to support the industry which we cherish and love.

Live music is cancelled for the foreseeable future and record stores remain closed, but the music industry is adapting. The WSJ cites data from Mount Sinai Health System which suggests that 25% to 40% of first responders and healthcare workers in the US will experience some form of stress or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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