COVID-19 is Impacting Venues and Musicians

Sound & Vision
Hosted by Emily Fox
KEXP looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on the music industry through interviews with The Royal Room and The Crocodile, and two musicians in Italy. Local writer Ijeoma Oluo talks about starting a GoFundMe campaign to support artists struggling during this time.
Ijeoma Oluo 

On March 11, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced a prohibition on events of more than 250 people and added criteria for events smaller than 250. The owners of Seattle music venues The Royal Room and The Crocodile discuss how this will impact their business and the music scene. Local writer Ijeoma Oluo talks about starting a GoFundMe campaign to support artists struggling with cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Two musicians in Italy talk about how COVID-19 has impacted their country and music scene.

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