05 – Practical Actions from King County, WA and San Francisco

Some cities have faced the challenges of public health risks and quarantine ahead of others. Leading voices from King County, WA and San Francisco will talk about challenges in their cities and what many of the rest of us can learn from their first actions and continuing solutions.

13 – Music Resilience in Malaysia

Dr. Santaella and the Malaysian singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Azmyl Yundor will share what the pandemic has done to music and music ecosystems in Malaysia. 

19 – India: Practical Actions and Challenges

India faces unique challenges and an intertwined film environment. This panel will look at the current state of the Indian Music Industry, Bollywood Film Music, music marketing and finance, and how the pandemic has impacted instruments and software in India as well.

20 – How can India revise its creative economy policies & look into the past to shape the future

A country India doesn't have any formal structures from the government to invest or support creative, nightlife & music industries. These sectors bring a large amount of revenue to the economy but also have big eco-systems connected, which are not given the importance it deserves.

In the age of COVID19, its the essential time to create the right frameworks & policies to build for a stronger future. There is an untapped potential, but moreover, we need to look at solutions from our past that can help shape the future. The music, creative & nightlife economies have the opportunity to help revive the country at this time, but it requires the right process, the inclusion of all communities, creating a bridge between both the traditional & contemporary arts within music, arts & culture. If we don't do this now, we will have another lost opportunity and if the government doesn't focus on it, its on us to bring this to light - As Gandhi said " Be The Change You Want To See."

22 – Advocacy Approached from Europe

The core activities of venues and clubs all over Europe is organizing live concerts and programming music. Some venues and clubs also manages social and educational activities, support cultural projects, and provide rehearsal spaces. Others might run a restaurant or host non cultural activities. Some receive public funding, others don’t. All these cultural and economic specificities feed the diversity of European live music scenes. To protect this diversity in this particular situation and in general, diversity in support measures is necessary. This panel will look from a data perspective on the different experiences for music venues and clubs in Europe.

24 – Part I: Nightlife: Practical Actions and Challenges

The last six weeks have been a whirlwind. Nightlife leaders, nighttime commissions and “night mayors” have responded quickly to the COVID-19 crisis through network- and platform-building, advocacy, and sharing open-source ideas from one city to another. VibeLab offers a two-part conversation with nightlife leaders from cities worldwide:

Part I will highlight models that have been developed in one city and adopted in another (including livestreaming, surveys, and network-building). Part II will dig deeper into strategies for advocating for nightlife with local government. We’ll highlight current successes as well as challenges. All tools will be available open-source on, to make it easy to adapt these ideas to your own scene.
How have nightlife cities used network-building, surveys, livestreaming, and more to respond to crisis in the past 6 weeks—and how have cities learned from each other’s work? Successes, challenges, recommendations?