COVID-19 is affecting all of us including the live local music industry and associated venues. To try to compensate, many have quickly pivoted to livestreaming performances from their homes. There are some great "shows" happening every day; here are a few of the most popular platforms that I encourage you to visit:
- #CanadaPerforms- streaming performances and a fund (established by the National Arts Centre, Facebook Live, and Slaight Music) for musicians to access support if selected for a livestream show
- Social Distancing Festival- website listing a variety of livestreamed shows across the world each day
- urgnt.ca/- platform for streaming local shows
All platforms will accept donations as a way of helping the artists generate a little income in a time of shuttered venues and cancelled events, so please consider donating, especially if you use their service.