#KeepYourTicket To Support The Music Industry Amid The COVID-19 Crisis

18 March 2020 | 7:01 pm | Staff Writer

Here's how you can help out.

The global coronavirus crisis is having a huge impact on the Australian music industry, with countless tours, festivals and more cancelled, and while you might not be able to head out to a gig and support your local scene, there’s plenty of other ways to help your favourite artists.

One simple act that will go a long way is to #KeepYourTicket.

Where possible, holding onto any tickets you might have purchased for events that have now been postponed, instead of requesting a refund, will help not only bands but venues, booking agents and so many more who work tirelessly behind the scenes.

Not only will it give you something to look forward to, but it will take some pressure off acts who have had to postpone and are also figuring out how to survive with their livelihood being ripped out from underneath them.

It keeps funds in the industry when it’s needed most and means bands won’t have to begin marketing campaigns again too.

Earlier this week, a fundraiser was launched to support music industry workers in crisis, while Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share for artists this Friday.

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In a special episode of The Green Room podcast, host Neil Griffiths speaks with a number of key figures within the local music industry about the impact COVID-19 has had so far and will continue to have.

Stream the full episode on Spotify (below), Apple Podcasts or your favourite platform to listen to podcasts.

For more information about how COVID-19 is impacting the music industry, follow the link here.