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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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Post Malone Reportedly Files for Trademark to Start Beer Pong League

Post Malone is an avid Beer Pong player bordering on professional – literally. He and his team, are about to seal the rights to a “World Pong League” – and the trademark is already filed.
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How the National’s Aaron Dessner, Bon Iver, and Jack Antonoff Found Inspiration in Taylor Swift

Looking and listening back at the completed project, Dessner admits, “it feels very intimate.” The topics tackled and “how her voice sounds is very raw and on the surface and kind of full frequency and just beautiful.”
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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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Post Malone's New Rosé 'Pairs Perfect With Sunset…but You Can't Eat It. I've Tried'

If you want to try it, the “Circles” singer has some food pairing recommendations for fans, and even offers advice about what kind of glass you should drink it out of.
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