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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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Taylor Swift Told Kelsea Ballerini the Perfect Drink to Pair With 'Folklore'

With the surprise release of Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album ‘Folklore’ this past Friday at midnight, we could all use a little something to take the edge off.
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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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Taylor Swift Says This Group Taught Her 'Female Rage Can Be a Bonding Experience'

“Early in my life, these three women showed me that female artists can play their own instruments while also putting on a flamboyant spectacle of a live show,” Taylor says in an email statement to Billboard.
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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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Music Venues Set to Open in the UK on August 1

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, tweeted out the message that beginning on August 1st, indoor performances can resume in theaters, music halls, and other venues.
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