As the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent musicians from landing gigs, about 64 percent of them are considering hanging up their instruments for good. That’s according to a survey that says the average music artist has lost $15,000 because of the pandemic. “The results show that due to widespread event cancellations, musicians have lost an average of 87 percent of their live bookings, and with them their main source of income. As a result, well over half are considering giving up music completely, We know how much live music means to all of us and this is very sad to say the least. “This problem is being felt across the industry – from signed veterans to young musicians at the beginning of their careers.” Is music important enough for the government to offer financial assistance? I think so…
64% of Musicians Are Considering Quitting Due to Pandemic
by Lynne Haze
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