COVID-19 and It’s Impact on Live Music

In March of 2020, upon the rising of Coronavirus cases across the United States and rest of the world, live music professionals began to cancel, postpone, and re-schedule shows, festivals, and tours following CDC and WHO guidelines. However, as we saw cases increase and the pandemic worsen, it became evidently clear that live music would be postponed until “further notice,” or in other words, until an effective vaccine arises. Nonetheless, concert attendees are not the only ones who have been affected by this, but also musicians and more importantly, venues. Iconic venues across the nation such as the Troubadour in West Hollywood, home to legendary beginnings such as Elton John and Joni Mitchell, have expressed their extreme loss of revenue and fear of permanent closure.  We spoke to Dr. Henry Puente, an Associate Professor of Communications at CSUF.  Dr. Puente has ample experience in the entertainment industry, predominantly the film industry, and has provided us with great insight on where live music might be headed in the future. Continue reading “COVID-19 and It’s Impact on Live Music”