We'll be collecting COVID-19 related resources here.
For webinars, including those related to COVID-19 anxiety, funding, and other issues, please see our Events: Workshops section. We will post items there as we present or hear about them.
Live Event Tips
As our music community navigates through stages of this pandemic, it's important to follow public health guidelines. These are a few things to keep in mind as a starting point for your own research and consideration in implementing local regulations. Compliance with recommended protocols is imperative to helping us get back to a place where we can eventually re-open our industry. (Thanks to the International Bluegrass Music Association for the following.)
- Temperature checks
- Questionnaires regarding exposure and provision of contact information for contact tracing
- Paperless ticketing and touchless merchandise and concessions
- Socially distanced lines, seating, stage security measures
- Sanitization protocols and frequency (of spaces and gear)
- Providing hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray and wipes and encouraging regular hand washing
- Restroom access allowing for safe distancing in line; private restroom for artists vs public.
- Backstage/studio access and procedures
- COVID testing and quarantine agreements between parties (bands and closely functioning teams)
- Communications and signage to ensure all involved are clear about guidelines
- Clear roles and responsibilities for enforcement of policies
Presenters are encouraged to provide clear plans to artists and agents at time of offer, with the understanding that plans may evolve. Artists and agents are encouraged to provide presenters with any questions or concerns and update their riders to make their requirements clear. Studios, producers and artists are encouraged to form agreements about safety prior to recording projects.
Some additional resources .
- Global - Event Safety Alliance ESA Reopening Guide
- Canadian - COVID-19 Resources page of the Canadian Federation of Musicians
- Canadian - COVID-19 Resources page of the Canadian Live Music Association
Online Music Lessons
We've put out the call, and have begun collecting a list of music teachers who are currently providing music lessons online. You can view the new section, Online Music Lessons, here in our Directory.
If you're giving lessons and would like to be listed, you can login to (or create) your account on this website and submit your own Directory listing (look under the Companies/Services area for the category); or just email email@example.com with a description of your services including instrument(s) taught, musical styles, level of instructions, how the general public can reach you, and any other pertinent information. A photo or logo would be very helpful as well.