Orchestras During Covid-19

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

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Music Piracy 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

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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 Kassandra Chadd.

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Students during Covid–19; Q&A with Sam Fauque

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

Musicians During Covid-19; Interview with Cody Blakely

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

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Covid-19’s impact on YouTube Cover artists; Interview with KDrummer 16

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

Covid-19’s Impact on Canada’s Live Music

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.
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Financial Supports for Canadian Musicians during Covid-19

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.

Read more about the financial impacts on musicians here.

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

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Art from Chaos; Remixes of the Covid-19 Virus

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

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Humour from Chaos; Parodies for 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

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Covid-19 Negatively Impacts on Music Audience Confidence says National Survey

Covid-19 is a pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of people’s lives. This is especially true for in-person events such as live music. In the case of live music, most audience members are hesitant to return to their music-loving during the pandemic. One in five Canadians has had a live music event postponed while another 20% have had events cancelled due to the pandemic.  Continue reading Covid-19 Negatively Impacts on Music Audience Confidence says National Survey