Corona Sessions: Chart-topping Musician Raises Funds For Local Businesses “By Request”


 

 

 

 

 

 

Indie Artist

 

The 2020 outbreak of COVID-19 aka Corona Virus has had far-reaching consequences for more than just those directly infected by the virus. With communities being turned into literal ghost towns, due to statewide-mandated shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, local business owners have been among those hardest hit by the pandemic.

Musicians have also been greatly affected, with cancelled shows and entire tours being put on hold. Many performers have taken to online shows to reach their fans and earn some much-needed income. One Kansas City-based musician has decided to utilize this online technology to do what he can to help the local business community.

Chart-topping Americana and Folk artist, Bill Abernathy has started the “Corona Virus Sessions” at his William’s Wonderland Of Wood studios. Bill explains,

I live in the Kansas City market, and frequent the local businesses here regularly. They supply most of my food and entertainment, as well as great conversations and relationships with interesting entrepreneurial people. I am concerned about their ability to survive in these trying times.”

Bill continues,

“I was talking with my daughter Kristen, discussing ways to help support these vital businesses and have a little fun while doing it. We came up with the ‘William’s Wonderland of Wood Coronavirus Sessions.’ We are asking our fans to send me song requests. I will play their requests and video the songs, while we are all social distancing. I will make your video, and you make a donation to a business of your choice. Order take out, buy a gift card, purchase something from their web site, etc. I would also like you to send me the name of the business your supporting to help them gain a little free advertising as well.”

Requests will be taken, and videos will be posted through Bill’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/billabernathysingersongwriter/

 

Corona Sessions: Chart-topping Musician Raises Funds For Local Businesses “By Request”

Ella Fence Shows How it’s Done in Trying Times for Artists


 

 

 

 

 

 

Indie Artist

 

Every Saturday night until this wild ride is over (starting TONIGHT 6:30PM, Australian Eastern Standard Time), Ella Fence will be performing an hour set that you can live stream from the comfort of your own home.

The show will be ‘Ella Fence: Solo & Electric ‘ and will feature her originals mixed with a selection of hand-picked covers.

The performance will be a $5.00AUD admission ($6.36AUD with the booking fee) and will be streamed on Facebook Live (in a private group I’ll add you to).

BUT ALSO! If parting with any cash at the moment is out of the question, Ella will be offering a FREE ticket option. “Do don’t worry I’ve got you”, says Ella. There’s also an opportunity to pay extra if want to and feel you can. 

“Let’s say no to feelings of separation and loneliness in these isolating times and stick together through the uncertainty and anxiety. So curl up on the couch or dance around your living room with me, let’s do this together. xxx”

 

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Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

Ella Fence Shows How it’s Done in Trying Times for Artists

Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data


 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Festival

 

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, music festivals are announcing cancelations or postponing dates on a daily basis. This puts economic strain on not only the performing artists, event organizers, and the teams involved, but also on anyone with flights, hotels, and festival tickets already booked and paid for months in advance, now struggling to get info in time to get their bookings refunded. To help everyone stay on top of things, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate has put together a comprehensive list at www.sickfestivals.com, updated daily.

The service monitors around 5,000 festivals worldwide and lets you know which ones are canceled or postponed, so you can plan accordingly. The data is sourced from Viberate’s massive global database of artists, venues, events, and festivals. Currently, they’ve identified 141 canceled and 185 postponed festivals.

The idea for Sick Festivals came when one of the startup’s founders, renowned techno DJ UMEK, started getting an avalanche of show cancellations: 

“Just a week ago, I played on the Resistance stage at Ultra in Melbourne and Sydney, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. When I landed back home and turned my phone back on, most of my upcoming gigs had already disappeared from my calendar. That was when I realized how serious this outbreak had become in a matter of days. It feels eerily dystopian. Now it’s up to us to do whatever we can to manage the damage. At Viberate, we quickly put together a service that we hope will help people see what’s going on with the festival they had been planning to visit, and shed a light onto the industry professionals’ income loss, which is no laughing matter.

Music Festivals

Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data