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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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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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#ChallengeAccepted: Behind the Trend That Has Demi Lovato and Eva Longoria Going Black and White

The viral initiative has been trending over the past few days and involves posting a selfie along with the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted. The campaign serves as a way for women to inspire and show support for one another.
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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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New Bon Jovi Album '2020' Set For October 2, Listen To 'Do What You Can' Now

Bon Jovi’s new album ‘2020,’ originally set for release on May 15 and now including two additional songs, has officially been given the go-ahead for October 2. See the full tracklisting here.
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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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Madonna Remembers the Time She Was Fined $1 Million by Russia for Supporting the Gay Community

Back in 2012, Madonna was performing in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of her lengthy MDNA tour. During the show, Madonna gave an emotional speech in support of LGBTQ+ rights and revealed she was fined $1 million for it by the Russian government.
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The American Music Awards to Return This November

As numerous events postpone until 2021, the American Music Awards (AMAs) just revealed they will be hosting their ceremony in 2020. The 2020 American Music Awards will take place on Sunday, November 22.
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