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.
Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn’t be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed.
Teaming up with another survey on consumer attitudes, abacus data and Music Canada launched a survey that found that people are even more anxious about live music venues despite safety measures.
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.
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.
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.