Orchestral music may have gotten its start around the renaissance in the 17th century, but it hasn’t lost its relevancy as a music genre. Current research from the Canadian Council of the arts, and Orchestra Canada shows an increase in revenue and attendance for orchestra performances between 2018 and 2019. However, that’s increase has ended with the rest of the music industry since the start of Covid-19. Continue reading Orchestras During Covid-19
Music Piracy has resurfaced as a conversation during the covid-19 pandemic due to the financial struggles of Musicians and their audience. “Unfortunately, this is a conversation that will never go away. Pandemic or not, people will still pirate music and we will have to keep working on ways around it,” explains Angeles Joselito. Joselito owns and operates Apollo Entertainment Company, playing for live events such … Continue reading Music Piracy During Covid-19
Students During Covid-19 have more than just a full load to deal with. Students have a full load when they take on school; exams, studying, assignments, extracurricular. They do all this while balancing a healthy life, and a job. Continue reading Students during Covid–19; Q&A with Bryann L.
Nathan Love (He/Him) is a 21-year-old student currently taking his Bachelor of Arts major in history at MacEwan University. His Classes are mostly online. He is one of the students taking the pandemic into their own hands! Continue reading Students during Covid-19; Q&A with Nathan Love
Kerdessa Gibson (She/Her), is a 21-year-old student currently taking her Animal health technology at Lakeland University. Her classes are a mixture of online and in person. Continue reading Students during Covid – 19; Q&A with Kerdessa Gibson
Students During Covid – 19 have more than just a full load to deal with. Students have a full load when they take on school; exams, studying, assignments, extracurricular. They do all this while balancing a healthy life, and a job. Add in the pandemic, and it’s a whole new story. Continue reading Students during Covid – 19 Q&A with Kassandra Chadd.
Students During Covid – 19 have more than just a full load to deal with. Students have a full load when they take on school; exams, studying, assignments, extracurricular. They do all this while balancing a healthy life, and a job. Add in the pandemic, and it’s a whole new story. Continue reading Students during Covid–19; Q&A with Sam Fauque
Shauna Lee Is an international student travelling from Canada to University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. There she is taking her Ph.D. in Museum Studies. Continue reading Students During Covid – 19; Q&A With Shauna Lee
Cody Blakely is a local musician and recording engineer, who has seen the impacts of the pandemic firsthand. As a global pandemic, there are several impacts. From finances to career impact, there’s a lot of aspects that have been altered by COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns. The conversation about the impact of Covid-19 and it’s context and impact in terms of musicians has been a rather hot topic of conversation. Those in … Continue reading Musicians During Covid-19; Interview with Cody Blakely
As the coronavirus situation has unfolded in Canada, Canadians see the impacts that it’s had on the music industry. There have been many impacts on Canada’s music industry directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This impact is specifically seen in live music performances with the guidelines limiting live music being lessened in the past weeks.
Continue reading Covid-19’s Impact on Canada’s Live Music
KDrummer 16 Is a drummer working on his music career during the pandemic. Below he dives into your questions in a Q&A with Switching Styles. Introduction The covid pandemic has impacted so many different aspects of the world. The Coronavirus pandemic has made it hard for many citizens around the world to function day to day. The pandemic has interrupted normal functions such as work, … Continue reading Covid-19’s impact on YouTube Cover artists; Interview with KDrummer 16
The music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. As musicians rely on live performances for a great deal of their income, isolation and social distancing makes it very difficult to stay afloat at times.
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There are several avenues for financial aid for musicians during the pandemic. Below is an incomplete list of financial aid for Canadian musicians. Continue reading Financial Supports for Canadian Musicians during Covid-19
There are many artists that are taking this time as inspiration to create music about the Covid-19 virus. It’s poignant. Remixes are about taking something and making it something completely new. That’s what these remix artists are doing — turning the Covid-19 crisis into an inspiration of art.
Here are remixes inspired by the Corona virus to bring some positivity into the world and your music. Continue reading Art from Chaos; Remixes of the Covid-19 Virus
Although this is a serious pandemic, there is a place for humour in keeping our spirits up. That’s what people do in a time of high stress. There are so many Covid-19 parodies, way more than I thought there would be. I am continuously impressed with the music community and their responses to the crisis. There’s humour, support, information, and sharing. It’s a great community!! … Continue reading Humour from Chaos; Parodies for the COVID-19 Virus
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been difficult to do much of anything. This includes making a living. It’s harder for those that rely on groups and in-person connection. As the pandemic continues, it shows the industries that are more vulnerable and susceptible. The Music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. Continue reading Covid-19’s has Hard Financial Impact on Musicians