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CMU Insights: Future Of Live Music debate today

By | Published on Friday 14 August 2020

Don’t forget, CMU Insights is presenting a special panel discussion later today as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s series of online events, being staged during the three weeks when the Edinburgh Festival would normally take place.

Called ‘The Future of Live Music – At The Fringe And Beyond’, the session will review the major impact COVID-19 has had on the live music sector, and how artists, promoters, venues and managers have dealt with those huge challenges.

But more importantly, it will also consider what might happen once the COVID-19 shutdown is over and live music resumes. Will everything return to normal or will the way artists tour, and the way the live music industry works, be changed forever? Will there be any positives to draw from this difficult period and, if so, how might those positives feed into the Edinburgh Fringe’s own live music offering?

For the discussion, CMU’s Chris Cooke will be joined by music journalist Arusa Qureshi, Jamie Sutherland from Broken Records and Summerhall, Mark Howe from The Neutrinos, and Ric Salmon from ATC Management. It all takes place today at 2.30pm – you can tune in for free here.