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Fighting for Their Future: How Independent Music Venues Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

A conversation with several individuals involved with the National Independent Venue Association speak on how the COVID-19 pandemic as affected their staff and what it will take to keep their doors open in the future.
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Pearl Jam, Green Day, and More Urge Political Campaigns to Seek Consent Before Using Music in Open Letter

Musicians have signed an open letter asking that political campaigns seek consent from the recording artists and songwriters before using their music.
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Study Shows Playing a Musical Instrument Is Good for Your Mental Health

It could be the creative outlet, it could be the stress relief, most likely it’s just because making music is a whole lot of fun! A new study, meant to explore how learning an instrument can affect a person’s mood, has produced some positive results.
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Paul McCartney, Outkast, Michelle Obama, and More To Take Part In Lollapalooza’s Virtual Festival

Since Lollapalooza was forced to cancel it’s 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has taken a reimagined approach on what was supposed to be its weekend in Chicago.
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Eddie Vedder Reveals 'Gem of Advice' Bruce Springsteen Gave Him

Vedder says that he and Springsteen now watch the World Series together, and gives a shout-out to Jack White, whom he says is “everything you could want out of a musician and a human being.”
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New $10 Billion Plan Proposed to Save Live Music Venues Across the US

A new bill introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) aims to provide much needed relief to independent music venues. The Save Our Stages Act aims to help those affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.
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New Coronavirus Experiment Aims to See How Virus Can Be Prevented at Large Concerts

Researchers in Germany are recruiting volunteers between the ages of 18 and 50 for a “coronavirus experiment” to attend a concert with singer-songwriter Tim Bendzko on August 22 at an indoor stadium in Leipzig.
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Elon Musk Confirms We'll One Day Listen to Music via Brain Chip

Musk’s latest venture is through a company called Neuralink, a neurotechnology company developing implantable brain-machine interfaces. Musk said the interface will have the ability to stream music directly to our brain.
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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Stands Up for Teachers: 'America’s Educators Deserve a Plan, Not a Trap'

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, whose mother was a public school teacher, has penned an open letter in The Atlantic, ‘In Defense of Our Teachers,’ to make his case about planning to reopen schools rather than swinging the doors open wide.
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The Festival Formerly Known as 'Herd Immunity Fest' Went Down This Weekend, Here's What It Looked Like

Despite the summer heat and a worldwide pandemic ravaging the United States, the July Mini Fest, formerly named Herd Immunity Fest went off over the weekend in Ringle, Wisconsin – with a capped capacity of 2,500 for a space that could hold 10,000.
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