New Collection on Covid and the Music Industries

Colleagues – for those of you that are interested in the impacts of covid on the music industries – just to inform you of a new edited collection that was published last week in the Journal of World Popular Music. The collection is being launched at this years IASPM conference in Liverpool and is available now. It focuses specifically on the impacts of Covid on the music industries of the Global North. See The details are below.

Special Issue: The Impacts of COVID-19 on

the Music Industries of the Global North

Introduction: Covid Recovery and Early Covid Music Literature

Paul Carr 5


Birmingham and the (International) Business of Live Music in

Times of COVID-19

Adam Behr, Craig Hamilton and Patrycja Rozbicka 31

Playing Out: Exploring How Liverpool’s Live Music Sector

Adapted to Survive the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mathew Flynn and Richard Anderson 49

Tourism-Dependent Local Music Ecosystems under COVID-19:

The Case of Lisbon’s Fado Music Scene

Iñigo Sánchez-Fuarros and Maria Teresa Lacerda 77

New Normal or Old Problems? “Hibernation” and Planning for

Music Careers in the Victorian Music Industries during COVID-19

Fabian Cannizzo and Catherine Strong 99

To Be Announced: How Long Can German Live Music Venues

Survive the Lockdown?

Johannes Krause, Jan Üblacker, Katharina Huseljić,

Niklas Blömeke and Heiko Rühl 117

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Welsh Music Industries: A

Strategic Partnership with Welsh Government

Paul Carr 144

The “First Ones to Close and Last Ones to Re-Open”: Music

Venues, COVID-19 and the Handling of the Crisis

Robin Kuchar, Maxine Frey, Julia Gooß and Tim Mertens 170

COVID-19 and British Jazz Musicians: From Preliminal to a

Postliminal World

Elina Hytönen-Ng 197

Ethnographic Explorations of the Impacts of COVID-19 on

Sociality and Spatiality in a Swiss Live Music Venue

Jelena Gligorijević 217

The Impact of COVID-19 on Virtual Guitar Communities: An

Immersive Netnography

Daniel A. Lee 246