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Spotify donates half a million dollars to the National Independent Venue Association

As independent music venues across the nation struggle to stay afloat amid ongoing COVID-19–related financial challenges, Spotify is showing its support in the form of a $500,000 donation to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). The funds were reportedly divested from Spotify’s annual billboard marketing campaigns and reallocated to NIVA. As a gesture of gratitude for […]

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Catching Covid-19 Sucked, Though Video Games Helped

Some call it a hoax. Others say it’s no worse than the common cold. But make no mistake: the covid-19 pandemic is very, very real. If you don’t believe the mountain of scientific literature, the army of medical professionals, the frontline reporting from countless reputable sources, the firsthand accounts, the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Guitar Center files for chapter 11 bankruptcy amid debt restructuring efforts

On Saturday, November 21, the nation’s largest retailer of music equipment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the midst of debt restructuring. The beloved Guitar Center, which has long been a second home for DJs and producers thanks to their hearty inventory of Pioneer DJ products and other electronic music hardware, was already challenged by […]

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If You’re Planning to Travel for Thanksgiving, Read This Twitter Thread

Despite the accelerating pace of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States, millions of people are traveling this week to see their families for Thanksgiving. Gatherings will continue as planned, as if the Centers for Disease Control hadn’t issued a warning against traveling for the holiday. With the masses…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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If You’re Planning to Travel for Thanksgiving, Read This Twitter Thread

Despite the accelerating pace of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States, millions of people are traveling this week to see their families for Thanksgiving. Gatherings will continue as planned, as if the Centers for Disease Control hadn’t issued a warning against traveling for the holiday. With the masses…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Swallow Events partners with Roche to launch rapid COVID-19 testing service for live events industry

An exclusive partnership between UK-based event and festival operations company Swallow Events and Roche will yield a rapid, full-scale COVID-19 testing strategy aimed at ensuring attendee safety at live events. Through the collaborative effort, the logistics entity will offer Roche’s MHRA-, CE-, and PHE-approved 15-minute COVID-19 test (96.52 percent sensitivity; 99.68 specificity) to event organizers […]

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Swallow Events partners with Roche to launch rapid COVID-19 testing service for live events industry

An exclusive partnership between UK-based event and festival operations company Swallow Events and Roche will yield a rapid, full-scale COVID-19 testing strategy aimed at ensuring attendee safety at live events. Through the collaborative effort, the logistics entity will offer Roche’s MHRA-, CE-, and PHE-approved 15-minute COVID-19 test (96.52 percent sensitivity; 99.68 specificity) to event organizers […]

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Insomniac Cares teams up with Musically Fed for weekly food drives at Park ‘N Rave Concert Series

Insomniac has kept live performances going thanks to their Park ‘N Rave drive-in concert series, an ongoing series of events that take place at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. Insomniac Cares has partnered with non-profit Musically Fed to host weekly food drives at the Park ‘N Rave concerts in order to support the stagehands and […]

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Insomniac Cares teams up with Musically Fed for weekly food drives at Park ‘N Rave Concert Series

Insomniac has kept live performances going thanks to their Park ‘N Rave drive-in concert series, an ongoing series of events that take place at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. Insomniac Cares has partnered with non-profit Musically Fed to host weekly food drives at the Park ‘N Rave concerts in order to support the stagehands and […]

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Millions Of Americans Are Keeping Their Holiday Travel Plans And Oh My God What Is Wrong With You People

Did you guys hear that there is a pandemic going on? I know, apparently it’s been in all the papers. I’m not the only one who seems to have missed it, as millions of Americans packed into airliners over the weekend in order to keep their holiday plans — with more on the way.Read more… […]

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Use Google Maps to Find Out When Your Grocery Store and Pharmacy Are Least Crowded

With Thanksgiving happening in a few days, you may find yourself having to make a grocery store run. (Of course, we’re assuming that it’s for a dinner solely for the people in your household.) Given the whole pandemic situation, you’ll probably want to minimize the time you spend inside the supermarket. And thanks to…Read more… […]

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Kraftwerk to headline Playground Festival 2021

Kraftwerk will headline Playground Festival, topping the bill for 2021’s event. The Glasgow festival returns next year, running July 30 – August 1, at Rouken Glen Park. The three-day festival commonly hosts a mix of established and new acts, though the first crop of talent announced comes with a heavy dose of venerated clout—as Underworld, […]

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Kraftwerk to headline Playground Festival 2021

Kraftwerk will headline Playground Festival, topping the bill for 2021’s event. The Glasgow festival returns next year, running July 30 – August 1, at Rouken Glen Park. The three-day festival commonly hosts a mix of established and new acts, though the first crop of talent announced comes with a heavy dose of venerated clout—as Underworld, […]

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Ultra Music Festival’s parent company files lawsuit against Ultra Miami’s 2020 staging company, AG Production Services

Event Entertainment Group, Ultra Music Festival‘s parent company, has filed a lawsuit against staging company AG Production Services for allegedly withholding a deposit of nearly $800,000. Event Entertainment Group is reported to have paid the sum at the time of contractual signing with AG Production Services. The agreement, which required a deposit totaling more than […]

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How to Buy a Home Virtually

As the pandemic has triggered stories of an ongoing exodus from many major cities (though it’s important not to read too much into those headlines), homes are increasingly sold sight-unseen. According to Yahoo Finance, one out of 20 homes is now sold to homebuyers remotely. If you’re looking to take advantage of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Buy a Home Virtually

As the pandemic has triggered stories of an ongoing exodus from many major cities (though it’s important not to read too much into those headlines), homes are increasingly sold sight-unseen. According to Yahoo Finance, one out of 20 homes is now sold to homebuyers remotely. If you’re looking to take advantage of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Four Road to Ultra: Taiwan DJs fined for violating quarantine protocol

Four DJs tapped to play Road to Ultra: Taiwan’s 2020, single-day installment have been fined NT$10,000 ($351 USD) for violating quarantine protocol under Article 58 of the Communicable Disease Control Act, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center. The four acts are reported to have “met in a common area to eat and rehearse for […]

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